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Rethinking the femme fatale in film noir

Julie Grossman

Rethinking the femme fatale in film noir

ready for her close-up

by Julie Grossman

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Basingstoke, UK, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJulie Grossman
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.F44 G76 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24379355M
ISBN 100230233287
ISBN 109780230233287
LC Control Number2009041357
OCLC/WorldCa457010493

The femme fatale occupies a precarious yet highly visible space in contemporary cinema. From sci-fi alien women to teenage bad girls, filmmakers continue to draw on the notion of the sexy deadly woman in ways which traverse boundaries of genre and narrative. This book charts the articulations of the. A femme fatale tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using feminine wiles such as beauty, charm, and sexual allure. In some situations, she uses lying or coercion rather than charm. She may also be (or imply to be) a victim, caught in a situation from which she cannot escape; The Lady from Shanghai (a film noir) is one such example.

Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir: Ready for Her Close-Up (Only Signed Copy) Julie Grossman Published by palgrave macmillan, New York ().   Grossman, Julie, Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir: Ready for her Close-Up (Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, ). CrossRef Google Scholar Hanson, Helen, Hollywood Heroines: Women in Film Noir and the Female Gothic Film Author: Sue Short.

  Julie Grossman (author of Rethinking The Femme Fatale in Film Noir) argues that we make blithe and easy reference to femmes fatales without considering their social and psychological context. Many.   Although associated more with film noir, femme fatale is a general term and I've applied it here to a few non-noir films. someone out of a Raymond Chandler book hunting down an adulterous wife.


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'Rethinking the Femme Fatale poses important questions for feminist work on noir, underlining how the style also remains a contested and rewarding critical terrain.' - 3/5(1). - G. Foster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Choice 'Rethinking the Femme Fatale poses important questions for feminist work on noir, underlining how the style also remains a contested and rewarding critical terrain.' - Yvonne Tasker, Journal of Gender Studies3/5(1).

[(Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir: Ready for Her Close-Up)] [Author: Julie Grossman] published on (December, ) [J. Grossman] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. [(Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir: Ready for Her Close-Up)] [Author: Julie Grossman] published on (December. Grossman's premise in this book is interesting as she wants to examine the narrative through which the femme fatale is constructed by the noir film.

It is the victimization of the femme fatale by the overly masculine men in film noir and how she attempts to gain agency that Grossman argues seems to subvert patriarchy/5(4).

In the context of nineteenth-century Victorinoir and close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the "femme fatale" figure, as she is understood in film criticism and popular culture, is drastically over-emphasized and has helped to sustain cultural obsessions with "bad" : About this book Introduction In the context of nineteenth-century Victorinoir and close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the "femme fatale" figure, as she is understood in film criticism and popular culture, is drastically over-emphasized and has helped to sustain cultural obsessions with "bad" women.

Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir by J. Grossman,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(15). In the context of nineteenth-century Victorinoir and close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the "femme fatale" figure, as she is understood in film.

Julie Grossman is the author of Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir ( avg rating, 14 ratings, 4 reviews, published ), Twin Peaks ( avg r /5. The book argues that the presence of the femme fatale figure in film noir, as she is understood in film criticism and popular culture, is drastically over-emphasized About the Author JULIE GROSSMAN is Professor of English at Le Moyne College, New York, USA.3/5(1).

Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir: Ready for Her Close-Up J. Grossman No preview available - About the author () JULIE GROSSMAN is Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of.

About this book In the context of nineteenth-century Victorinoir and close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the "femme fatale" figure, as she is understood in film criticism and popular culture, is drastically over-emphasized and has helped to sustain cultural obsessions with "bad" women.

However, there is not another style of film that holds as many of the kind of women we call the femme fatale as the noir style does. The femme fatale has traits within the noir style that typically provide a catalyst for the story.

Both beautiful and treacherous, these powerful women typically create pitfalls for other characters, most often. The femme fatale isn’t a trope that originated with film noir—you can make strong arguments for shades of the femme fatale in biblical Eve, Ishtar, the Sirens, Medusa, and Circe.

Anywhere a hero needs a test or a scapegoat, you’ll find her. But film noir is where she’s best embodied and : Halley Sutton. Buy the Paperback Book Rethinking The Femme Fatale In Film Noir: Ready For Her Close-up by J. Grossman atCanada's largest bookstore.

Free shipping and pickup in. Rethinking the femme fatale in film noir: ready for her close-up Grossman, Julie In the context of 19th-century Victorinoir & close readings of original-cycle film noir, Julie Grossman argues that the presence of the 'femme fatale' figure, as she is understood in film criticism & popular culture, is over-emphasized & has helped to sustain.

The Femmes Fatales of Film Noir Earlier this week, I attended a most interesting lecture delivered by Kevin Courrier at the Revue Cinema on the femmes fatales of film noir. I was expecting to see and hear lots about my favourites from the classic noirs of the s and 50s.

By Julie Grossman. Preface. I am grateful for the opportunity to update my introduction to Rethinking the Femme Fatale: Ready for Her book was originally written to question the assumptions surrounding film noir’s character patterns and, in particular, to explore why we rely so heavily on a narrow construction of the “femme fatale” as malevolent seductress.

Specifically in a late classical period noir such as The Big Heat () and the neo-noir Chinatown (), Grossman locates an explicit, revisionist attempt to identify such tendencies that remained more implicit within the classical film noir.

Instead of understanding the femme fatale as a genre staple, Grossman wants to dispense of the Author: Clayton Dillard.

The 'femme fatale' figure in film noir has long served as a central defining feature of these rich and compelling films of the post-war American period. In Rethinking the Femme Fatale in Film Noir, Julie Grossman shows the extent to which the women often labelled as 'femmes fatales' are in fact sympathetic modern women, whose stories of strength, wit and privation command.

Film noir, flourishing in America throughout the ’s and ’s, is one of the most disturbing of movie genres – is it, in the first place, a distinct genre at all?

Or a subgenre of crime movies, a movement or a visual style – this is still an ongoing debate among film critics and film theorists. Femme fatale itself is a.G. A. Foster, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Choice'Rethinking the Femme Fatale poses important questions for feminist work on noir, underlining how the style also remains a contested and rewarding critical terrain.'- Yvonne Tasker, Journal of Gender Studies Read more.Review: Femme Noir: Bad Girls of Film January This book can be summed up with four adjectives, all superlatives: thorough, thoughtful, well-written, and fun.

And what a great title! And what a great cover - well worth the price of admission on its own!/5(7).