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Title Sports heroines on film : a critical study of cinematic women athletes, coaches and owners / Viridiana Lieberman.
Author Lieberman, Viridiana, 1982- author.
Publication Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Description ix, 189 pages ; 23 cm
Call # 791.43657 L
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188) and index.
Summary "Sports films are a popular genre. In some ways they are akin to highlight reels, depicting the emotional climax of wins and losses, aggression and dominance. They also epitomize the kind of propaganda of male dominant culture, packaged for entertainment purposes. This discussion of sports film heroines begins with National Velvet (1944) and ends with Secretariat (2010)"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Dismount: the fa├žade of female empowerment -- Hitting foul: missed opportunities in A league of their own and Whip it -- M.V.P.: the most vulnerable player in children's sports films -- Love-love: struggling to make a point -- Illegal substitution: replacing one (wo)man with another -- Measured and recorded: cinematic female coaches -- Principal interest: cinematic female owners -- Conclusion.
Subject Sports films -- History and criticism.
Heroines in motion pictures.
Women in motion pictures.
Heroines in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00955622
Sports films. (OCoLC)fst01130623
Women in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01177931
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 0786476613 (paperback) :
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