Postmodern Chick Flicks: The Return Of The Woman's Film by R. GarrettPostmodern Chick Flicks: The Return Of The Woman's Film by R. Garrett

Postmodern Chick Flicks: The Return Of The Woman's Film

byR. Garrett

Paperback | April 12, 2007

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In this extensive analysis of the renewed popularity of the 'woman's film' in the 1990s, Roberta Garrett examines melodrama, romantic comedy, costume drama and female-led noirs , revealing the way they blend classical and contemporary themes and formal devices.
ROBERTA GARRETT is a Senior Lecturer in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of East London, UK. She has published in the areas of film and cultural theory.
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Title:Postmodern Chick Flicks: The Return Of The Woman's FilmFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 21.6 × 14 × 0.17 inPublished:April 12, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:134954678X

ISBN - 13:9781349546787

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Table of Contents

List of Film Stills Acknowledgements Introduction Postmodernism, New Hollywood and Women's Films The Early 1990s 'Postmodernist' Melodrama: Female Virtue in the Consumer Age Romantic Comedy and Female Spectatorship Costume Drama, Historiography and Women's History Neo- Noir and Noir-Lite : Masculinity and Postmodernist Aesthetics in New Retro- Noir Conclusion Bibliography Index