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Book review: the contemporary femme fatale: gender, genre and American cinema by Katherine Farrimond

Handyside, Fiona (2018) Book review: the contemporary femme fatale: gender, genre and American cinema by Katherine Farrimond. LSE Review of Books (04 May 2018). Website.

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Abstract

In The Contemporary Femme Fatale: Gender, Genre and American Cinema, Katherine Farrimond shows how the femme fatale - primarily associated with the classic film noirs of the 1940s and 1950s – remains a remarkably resilient and malleable figure in the present, tracing her appearance across a variety of genres in contemporary US cinema. This is a well-argued, convincing study, writes Fiona Handyside, with a reading of the femme fatale that demonstrates her capacity to pose vital and complex questions about the representation of women’s agency, sexuality and desire in the current cultural landscape.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2018 13:55
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/89690

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