Sofia Coppola : the politics of visual pleasure / Anna Backman Rogers
- Backman Rogers, Anna
- New York : Berghahn Books, 2019.
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- Physical Description:
- x, 177 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Introduction : the surface of the image is political -- Part I. Imaging absence as abjection and imaging the female gothic as rage : The Virgin suicides (1999) -- The beguiled (2017) -- Part II. Empty subjectivities and masculinity as void : Lost in translation (2003) -- Somewhere (2010) -- Part III. The female body as patriarchal currency and the commodification of female identity : Marie Antoinette (2006) -- The bling ring (2013) -- Conclusion : On beguilement.
- "All too often, the movies of Sofia Coppola have been dismissed as "all style, no substance." But such an easy caricature, as this engaging and accessible survey of Coppola's oeuvre demonstrates, fundamentally misconstrues what are rich, ambiguous, meaningful films. Drawing on insights from feminist philosophy and psychology, the author here takes an original approach to Coppola, exploring vital themes from the subversion of patriarchy in The Virgin Suicides to the "female gothic" in The Beguiled. As Rogers shows, far from endorsing a facile and depoliticized postfeminism, Coppola's films instead deploy beguilement, mood, and pleasure in the service of a robustly feminist philosophy."
- 9781785339653 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1785339656 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9781785339752 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
1785339753 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
- "Berghahn on film."
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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