"Feminist film theory will soon be a quarter of a century old. It has known the euphoria of the 1970s, experienced the contradictions of the 1980s, and glimpsed the reversals and political gains, which include women of color, of the 1990s." But, Patricia Mellencamp asks, what is the next move? In this challenging look at twenty years of feminist film theory, Mellencamp elaborates on its rich history, drawing on her personal academic life, and offering inventive readings of a remarkable variety of films: recent Hollywood releases like Forest Gump, Pulp Fiction, Thelma and Louise, Basic Instinct, and Silence of the Lambs, and features and independent films made by women, such as The Piano, Angie, Orlando, Bedevil, Daughters of the Dust, Privilege, and Forbidden Love. With a clever sense of irony and wit, Mellencamp poses a question from which her analysis takes off: What did Rapunzel, Cinderella and Snow White forget to tell Thelma and Louise? According to Mellencamp, they forgot what comes after "the end," after the wedding to the prince. So many women's stories, often by choice, stop after the prince whisks the princess away to live happily ever after. This book asks, what does "happily" mean for women? And what does "ever after" cost women? This creative call to shift film feminism's infamous "gaze" from sex and bodies to money and work ascertains where film feminism has been and what it needs to progress. Rather than recycling and regaining the same ground, Mellencamp urges film feminism to explore and claim new territory. Author note: Patricia Mellencamp is Professor of Film and Cultural Theory, Department of Art History, the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. She has published several books, including High Anxiety: Catastrophe, Scandal, Ageand Indiscretions: Avant-garde Film, Video, and Feminism.
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A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside is travel writing at its best by New York Times best-selling author Susan Branch. This charming book is part love story, part travel guide - a hand-written and watercolored diary/journal of Branch's six-day transatlantic crossing on board the Queen Mary 2 and two-month ramble over the backroads of rural England. There are over three hundred photos, countless watercolor illustrations, wonderful quotes, recipes, a book list, a movie list, hand-drawn maps and much more. Travel with Susan as she makes her way around hedgerows and through wildflower meadows to visit the homes and gardens of her literary and artistic heroes, including Beatrix Potter and Jane Austen. It's a travel guide that will help you plan a trip of your own, lovely for the armchair traveler because Susan really does take you there, and perfect for all Downton Abbey anglophiles. When you are finished, go to Susan's website where there is an interactive Appendix to the book .... you can experience driving across the Dales with Susan's own videos and find links to everything she writes about, the cottages and gardens you will want to see yourself. A Fine Romance is book three of Susan Branch's autobiographical trilogy. First in order is The Fairy Tale Girl, followed by Martha's Vineyard - Isle of Dreams, and finally A Fine Romance - Falling in Love with the English Countryside. All three are hand-lettered, watercolored, filled with photos, recipes and quotes and, as Susan says, "as much magic as I could possibly stuff between the covers." Bon Voyage!
Where is this thing called love? And how do you get there from here? For many it's an elusive goal that's over even before it has a chance to start -- but it doesn't have to be. In A FINE ROMANCE, nationally recognized psychologist Dr. Judith Sills shows how the whole agonizing and exhilarating process of love actually develops between two people -- and how the rules of successful courtship can be learned and mastered. Dr. Sills covers all the skills you need to develop the right relationship in the areas of intimacy, compromise, and commitment. She also takes you step-by-step through the five stages of a relationship: * SELECTION -- when you actively or passively choose a partner. * SEDUCTION -- the dating days when you and your partner decide if the relationship is romantic, platonic, or dead. * SWITCH -- that uncomfortable period when the pursuer backs off just as the partner responds. * NEGOTIATION -- when you both acknowledge your differences and try to find a decent way to fight about them. * COMMITMENT -- the negotiation to marriage. There is no one right person. There is only your ability to give and receive love. This book will help lovers learn how to do just that.
Part 1 of A Fine Romance is a sumptuous and majestic record of the unforgettable royal alliances and love stories that have defined our understanding of modern European royal families. These stories will be told primarily through the very best available photographs but will be complemented by an insightful illuminating text. From a glamorous and serene Grace Kelly, to a blushing and shy Lady Diana Spencer, this will be an extraordinarily compreshensive record of historic royal weddings, fairytale brides and handsome princes . Part 2 of A Fine Romance will be a luscious photgraphic chronicle of the wedding of the Century, a wedding on which the hopes of the British monarchy rests. Showing William and Catherine's journey from engagement announcement to Westminster Abbey, it will be a richly illustrated romantic delight.
In a follow-up to Knock Wood, the Emmy Award-winning actress traces the milestone events of her life, including her first marriage, the birth of her daughter, her work on Murphy Brown and her struggles with widowhood.
"Shines with elusive insights about persons we recognize at once as acquaintances and friends, caught briefly in events that are part of their upper-class life, part of their inevitable sexual prisons, part of their middle age. To be able to say consistently interesting things about these embroilments--class, sex, age--is a triumph for a novelist. Cynthia Propper Seton has pulled off just such a triumph." --Doris Grumbach, Los Angeles Times
Sarah gripped her fist so hard she felt her nails cut into her palm. "I'm trying to be as honest as I can." "Then say it, say you don't love me," he spat."I'm going to hang up now," she said as a tear rolled down her cheek. "Please don't hate me. I'm sorry I've hurt you. Goodbye.""Don't you dare..."Sarah turned off the phone, cutting off his sentence. She laid her head on the pillow and took a jagged breath. She stared at the ceiling as her tears dried on her cheeks. Right at that moment, she thought she had died, except she could feel her heart pounding, and each beat called his name. She hid her face in the pillow and sobbed. She wanted so badly to take it all back. She couldn't say she didn't love him because that would be the biggest lie of all.Sarah Gallagher's focus was on a career, but Cupid had a different idea. From a small town in South Carolina, Sarah doesn't look the part of an Antique Appraiser. She is a green-eyed, four feet eleven inches tall twenty-four-year-old blonde, with a dimple in one cheek who wears snug-fitting jeans. She inherited a love of antiques from her grandmother, who is renowned in the field, and Sarah follows in her footsteps. Her qualifications land her a short-term position at a Denver museum. Dating and a relationship are not uppermost on her mind, but two men in Denver have other ideas.Ross, a brash young executive falls for Sarah and wants to keep her in Denver after her short-term position is over. Nick, a doctor, is older and believes his time for love is past. His path keeps crossing with Sarah's, and he discovers he isn't too old for love after all.For the first time, with help from Cupid, Sarah falls in love. She surrenders to the bliss, but fate turns the page and tragedy strikes and the bliss is threatened. Caught with no way out, Sarah calls off her future with her new love. Will Fate turn a new page, or will it leave Sarah with only the promise of bliss?
Fans of musicals will sing when a division president of MGM and industry insider presents her entertaining, illuminating insights on exactly what happens when stage meets screen.
Fiction. A FINE ROMANCE & OTHER STORIES focuses on love relationships of one kind or another and involves a variety of intertextuality or implied texts within texts. For example, one story interacts with Kafka's "Metamorphosis." Another with the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Another with three films by Jean–Luc Godard. The title story, about a romance novelist, has the text of the novel being written interacting with the real time text the narrating novelist is living in. There's a touch of epistolary text in a story about a woman writing a letter from jail to her sister. There's a story about a man reading the novel his wife has been writing about her marriage to that man now reading the narrative in secret and on the computer. And in the final story, there is the text of a woman writing postcards to her husband, while she does a world tour all by herself—the husband worrying if those postcard texts will cease and his wife never come back. These stories are vivid and varied in their lyric realism or, at times, urgent fantasy.
In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews. An acclaimed poet, editor, and cultural critic, David Lehman hears America singing—with a Yiddish accent. He guides us through America in the golden age of song, when “Embraceable You,” “White Christmas,” “Easter Parade,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “My Romance,” “Cheek to Cheek,” “Stormy Weather,” and countless others became nothing less than the American sound track. The stories behind these songs, the shows from which many of them came, and the shows from which many of them came, and the composers and lyricists who wrote them give voice to a specifically American saga of love, longing, assimilation, and transformation. Lehman’s analytical skills, wit, and exuberance infuse this book with an energy and a tone like no other: at once sharply observant, personally searching, and attuned to the songs that all of us love. He helps us understand how natural it should be that Wizard of Oz composer Harold Arlen was the son of a cantor who incorporated “Over the Rainbow” into his Sabbath liturgy, and why Cole Porter—the rare non-Jew in this pantheon of musicians who wrote these classic songs shaped America even as America was shaping them. (Part of the Jewish Encounter series)
Our Fine Romance is the true story of two young people growing up separately during the London Blitz of 1940 and their subsequent evacuation into the English countryside. Following their unusual meeting, courtship and marriage they emigrated to "Apartheid" South Africa. Three years and two children later, for financial reasons, they made the risky decision to move to Northern Rhodesia, close to the war ravaged Republic of Congo. During their life there in the 1960's the "Wind of Change" was sweeping through the Colonial African States. Many British territories became independent during this time and, after another child and 10 years in Africa, they decided to start a new life on the West Coast of Canada. With the addition of a fourth child and successful careers in their adopted country, Maureen and Michael are both now retired and living in Vancouver, British Columbia, but a recent turn of events has lead to their biggest challenge yet.
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Stanley Newman's third volume of literary-themed crosswords is all about LOVE—50 original puzzles about 50 legendary literary romances spanning thousands of years. Each puzzle boasts: • A quote specifically about love from the puzzle's subject • Plenty of general literature-related clues • Fascinating trivia about the puzzle's subject The wide variety of sources represented includes novels, plays, poetry, opera, myths, real-life literary couples, and more. Besides the obvious (like Romeo and Juliet), the delightfully diverse—and surprising—list of subjects includes Lolita, Like Water for Chocolate, "The Owl and the Pussycat," Carmen, Porgy and Bess, Tarzan & Jane, Odysseus & Penelope, and Dashiell Hammett & Lillian Hellman.
As the outstanding literary critic of his generation, Bayley provides special insights into the literature -- British, American, and European -- which means the most to him. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Although American women have written many of our most memorable songs, their contributions have received little recognition. The first biographical dictionary devoted to American women songwriters, this work profiles 181 well-known and little-known women who have written popular and motion picture songs, musicals, country, blues, jazz, folk, gospel, hymns, and nineteenth-century songs. Many African-American and contemporary songwriter/performers such as Madonna, Janet Jackson, and Mariah Carey are included. This volume provides hard-to-find biographical and career information across the broad spectrum of indigenous American music. Each profile contains an up-to-date biographical essay with career highlights, a list of most famous songs, and sources of further information. Entries are cross-referenced. Lyrics from a number of the best-known songs by women songwriters are included.
- Author : Walter Scott
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1859
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : SRLF:AX0002646594