Undressing cinema : clothing and identity in the movies / Stella Bruzzi.

"From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp suited gangsters in Tarantino movies, clothing is a key element in the construction of cinematic identities. Undressing Cinema, an innovative examination of the significance of clothes in film, proposes new and dynamic links between cinema, fashion and...

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Main Author: Bruzzi, Stella, 1962- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 1997.
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Summary:"From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp suited gangsters in Tarantino movies, clothing is a key element in the construction of cinematic identities. Undressing Cinema, an innovative examination of the significance of clothes in film, proposes new and dynamic links between cinema, fashion and costume history, gender, queer theory and psychoanalysis. Exploring new film noir, the gangster movie and New Black Cinema, Stella Bruzzi analyzes assumptions about femininity and masculinity and examines the relationship between gender and dress in recent cinema, discussing such films as Basic Instinct, Disclosure, The Last Seduction, Goodfellas, Reservoir Dogs, La Femme Nikita, Malcolm X, Boyz 'N The Hood and New Jack City. Bruzzi also considers drag in films, and proposes a radical differentiation between the unerotic cross-dressing of Mrs Doubtfire and the eroticized ambiguity of the androgynous Orlando. With; nearly 50 film stills, this handsome volume is a must for all film and fashion aficionados."--Publisher description.
Physical Description:xxi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-216) and index.
Filmography: p. 204-207.
ISBN:0415139562
9780415139564
0415139570
9780415139571
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