The Presence of the Feminine in Film
Angerton Gardens: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.
Hardcover. Signed and inscribed in ink by author, Virginia Apperson, at half-title page. 8 1/4" X 6". xviii, 271pp. Wear to unclipped dust jacket with rubbing and creasing to covers, corners, and edges. Black cloth over boards with spine lettered in silver. Corners are gently bumped. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is firm and sound.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
This pioneering book introduces a largely unremarked dimension of film, the feminine, which cannot be reduced to womens experience, or to mens projections onto women. The Presence of the Feminine in Film gives body to that often rather loosely formulated Jungian conception, the feminine aspect of psyche, by noticing what feminine turns out to mean in particular cinematic contexts. Spanning seven decadesfrom Pride and Prejudice, Notorious, and Letter from an Unknown Woman to Monsoon Wedding, Brokeback Mountain, and The Lives of Othersthe movies selected for particular study here make it clear that the feminine is at home in the movies, and that when she appears, it is to appeal to our sensibilities as well as to our senses. This is a book that will enhance the appreciation of film as a depth psychological medium.(Publisher). Very good / very good. Item #7489