Chick Flicks

Author: Suzanne Ferriss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203935551
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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From An Affair to Remember to Legally Blonde, "chick flicks" have long been both championed and vilified by women and men, scholars and popular audiences. Like other forms of "chick culture," which the editors define as a group of mostly American and British popular culture media forms focused primarily on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class—and frequently college-educated—women, chick flicks have been accused of reinscribing traditional attitudes and reactionary roles for women. On the other hand, they have been embraced as pleasurable and potentially liberating entertainments, assisting women in negotiating the challenges of contemporary life. A companion to the successful anthology Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction, this edited volume consists of 11 original essays, prefaced by an introduction situating chick flicks within the larger context of chick culture as well as women’s cinema. The essays consider chick flicks from a variety of angles, touching on issues of film history, female sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), femininity, female friendship, age, race, ethnicity, class, consumerism, spectatorship, pleasure and gender definition. An afterword by feminist film theorist Karen Hollinger considers the chick flick’s transformation from the woman’s films of the ’40s to the friendship films of the ’80s and those of the "return to the classics" trend of the ’90s, while highlighting the value of the volume’s contributions to contemporary debates and sketching possibilities for further study.

Chick Flicks

Author: Suzanne Ferriss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135895945
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From An Affair to Remember to Legally Blonde, "chick flicks" have long been both championed and vilified by women and men, scholars and popular audiences. Like other forms of "chick culture," which the editors define as a group of mostly American and British popular culture media forms focused primarily on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class—and frequently college-educated—women, chick flicks have been accused of reinscribing traditional attitudes and reactionary roles for women. On the other hand, they have been embraced as pleasurable and potentially liberating entertainments, assisting women in negotiating the challenges of contemporary life. A companion to the successful anthology Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction, this edited volume consists of 11 original essays, prefaced by an introduction situating chick flicks within the larger context of chick culture as well as women’s cinema. The essays consider chick flicks from a variety of angles, touching on issues of film history, female sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), femininity, female friendship, age, race, ethnicity, class, consumerism, spectatorship, pleasure and gender definition. An afterword by feminist film theorist Karen Hollinger considers the chick flick’s transformation from the woman’s films of the ’40s to the friendship films of the ’80s and those of the "return to the classics" trend of the ’90s, while highlighting the value of the volume’s contributions to contemporary debates and sketching possibilities for further study.

The Ultimate Guide To Chick Flicks

Author: Kim Adelman
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 0767918185
Format: PDF
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An entertaining guide to women's favorite movies offers keen insights into the elements that constitute a "Chick Flick," along with recommendations for every day of the year, suggestions for must-have DVDs, inside Hollywood gossip, photographs, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.

Chick Flicks

Author: Jami Bernard
Publisher: Citadel Press
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written with the flair that has made Jami Bernard one of the most influential film critics in the country, Chick Flicks is a celebration of the films women love to watch, cleverly organized into categories, such as Catfights (All About Eve), Emotional Rescue (Piano), Female Bonding (Enchanted April), Tearjerkers (Ghost), and Funny Girls (When Harry Met Sally). Illustrated with photos throughout.

Herzkonfetti und Popcornk sse

Author: Victoria Van Tiem
Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch
ISBN: 3955766438
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Kenzi schwärmt für romantische Komödien und träumt von filmreifer Liebe. Die glaubt sie, bei Bradley gefunden zu haben. Doch dann taucht ihr untreuer Ex Shane auf - mit einer charmanten Herausforderung: Sie soll mit ihm zehn berühmte RomCom-Momente nachspielen. Kenzis Gefühle schlagen Purzelbaum, denn sie spürt: Im Grunde ist Shane doch nur ein Junge, der vor einem Mädchen steht und es bittet, ihm wieder zu vertrauen. Aber hat er sich wirklich geändert? Und was ist mit Bradley? "Applaus und Standing Ovations!" ChickLit Pad "Eine vollkommene Romanze, die einem ein Lächeln ins Gesicht zaubert und das Herz zu einer Pfütze schmelzen lässt." TotallyBooked Blog "RomCom-Fans werden lieben, wie die Film-Zitate sich zu einer originellen, herzerwärmenden Love-Story verbinden." Kirkus Reviews "Eine Romanze, so warm wie eine vertraute Umarmung und doch voller realistischer Figuren und Situationen." Bestsellerautorin Nicole Knepper

Chick Flicks

Author: Jo Berry
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 9780752868325
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Bette Davis walking off the boat in Now Voyager, the orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally, Bill Murray backing off into the crowd, away from Scarlet Johanssen in Lost in Translation -- all are seminal chick-flick moments, and, as such, are often passed over in more traditional (ie male) film guides. The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks seeks to make amends: written by and for women, you won't find lengthy pieces on Hitchcock's lighting engineers, Fellini's use of suture or Antonioni's representation of the sixties in Blow-Up. Rather, a witty, sassy and irreverent guide to what video to get out when the girls come round for a pizza: Eric Rohmer's Full Moon in Paris? Or Dirty Dancing? Mr Wonderful? Or Singles?

Chick Lit

Author: Annette Peitz
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783631599341
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chick Lit, Unterhaltungsliteratur von, über und für Frauen, ist ein Phänomen, das nicht nur Verlagen unerhörte Gewinne einbringt und sich spätestens seit dem Erfolg von Bridget Jones und Sex and the City einen festen Platz innerhalb der Popliteratur gesichert hat. Wie diese aktuelle Form von Frauenunterhaltungsliteratur funktioniert, welche Formen sie annimmt und welche Strategien sie verfolgt, wird in dieser Untersuchung geklärt. Dabei werden inhaltliche, formale und pragmatische Kriterien beachtet und alle medialen Darstellungsformen von Chick Lit analysiert. Inwiefern deutsche Autorinnen sich an den englischsprachigen Urmüttern des Genres orientieren und bedienen, zeigen die ausführlichen Einzelanalysen auf. Zielsetzung ist es, an Hand von ausgewählten deutsch- und englischsprachigen Texten eine möglichst allgemeingültige Beschreibung und Konfiguration des neu entstandenen Genres Chick Lit zu erstellen: Wie lautet die Formel, nach der erfolgreiche Chick Lit-Texte verfasst werden können? Darüber hinaus sollen die untersuchten Romane Auskunft über soziokulturelle Tendenzen in der postmodernen Gesellschaft, insbesondere im Hinblick auf den postfeministischen Diskurs geben.

Adaptation Studies

Author: Christa Albrecht-Crane
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 0838642624
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The volume takes as its starting point the assumption that adapters cannot simply "transpose" or transfer one particular text from one medium to another. They must interpret, re-work, and re-imagine the precursor text in order to choose the various meanings and sensations they find most compelling (or most cost-effective); then, they create scenes, characters, plot elements, etc., that match their interpretation. These very relationships are the subject matter this collection seeks to explore. Poststructural theory is an ideal place to begin a rigorous and theoretically sound investigation of adaptation. As adaptation studies adopts a poststructuralist lens and defines this richer notion of intertextuality, some of its key assumptions will change. Adaptation scholars will recognize that all film adaptations are intertextual by definition, multivocal by necessity, and adaptive by their nature --

Feminist Film Studies

Author: Karen Hollinger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136509194
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Feminist Film Studies is a readable, yet comprehensive textbook for introductory classes in feminist film theory and criticism. Karen Hollinger provides an accessible overview of women’s representation and involvement in film, complemented by analyses of key texts that illustrate major topics in the field. Key areas include: a brief history of the development of feminist film theory the theorization of the male gaze and the female spectator women in genre films and literary adaptations the female biopic feminism and avant-garde and documentary film women as auteurs lesbian representation women in Third Cinema. Each chapter includes a "Films in Focus" section, which analyzes key texts related to the chapter’s major topic, including examples from classical Hollywood, world cinema, and the contemporary period. This book provides students in both film and gender/women’s studies with a clear introduction to the field of feminist film theory and criticism.