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100 1  Basinger, Jeanine. 
245 12 A woman's view|h[electronic resource] :|bhow Hollywood 
       spoke to women, 1930-1960 /|cJeanine Basinger. 
250    First edition. 
264  1 New York :|bKnopf,|c1993. 
264  2 New York :|bDistributed by Random House 
300    1 online resource (viii, 528 pages) :|billustrations 
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520    Now, Voyager, Stella Dallas, Leave Her to Heaven, 
       Imitation of Life, Mildred Pierce, Gilda...these are only 
       a few of the hundreds of "women's films" that poured out 
       of Hollywood during the thirties, forties, and fifties - 
       films that not only delivered on their inherent promise to
       entertain but also opened a door to the Other, the 
       Something Else, that audiences came to the theater 
       yearning to see and feel, if only for a couple of hours. 
       Films widely disparate in subject, sentiment, and 
       technique, they nonetheless shared one dual purpose: to 
       provide the audience (of women, primarily) with temporary 
       liberation into a screen dream - of romance, sexuality, 
       luxury, suffering, or even wickedness - and then send it 
       home reminded of, reassured by, and resigned to the fact 
       that no matter what else she might do, a woman's most 
       important job was...to be a woman. Now, with boundless 
       knowledge and infectious enthusiasm, Jeanine Basinger 
       illuminates the various surprising and subversive ways in 
       which women's films delivered their message. Basinger 
       examines dozens of films, exploring the seemingly 
       intractable contradictions at the convoluted heart of the 
       woman's genre - among them, the dilemma of the strong and 
       glamorous woman who cedes her power when she feels it 
       threatening her personal happiness, and the self-
       abnegating woman whose selflessness is not always as 
       "noble" as it appears. Basinger looks at the stars who 
       played these women (Kay Francis, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan 
       Crawford, Bette Davis, Rosalind Russell, Susan Hayward, 
       Myrna Loy, and a host of others) and helps us understand 
       the qualities - the right off-screen personae, the right 
       on-screen attitudes, the right faces, the right figures 
       for carrying the right clothes - that made them personify 
       the woman's film and equipped them to make believable 
       drama or comedy out of the crackpot plots, the conflicting
       ideas, and the exaggerations of real behavior that 
       characterize these movies. In each of the films the author
       discusses - whether melodrama, screwball comedy, musical, 
       film noir, western, or biopic - a woman occupies the 
       center of her particular universe. Her story - in its 
       endless variations of rags to riches, boy meets girl, 
       battle of the sexes, mother love, doomed romance - 
       inevitably sends a highly potent mixed message: Yes, you 
       women belong in your "proper place" (that is, content with
       the Big Three of the woman's film world - men, marriage, 
       and motherhood), but meanwhile, and paradoxically, see 
       what fun, glamour, and power you can enjoy along the way. 
       A Woman's View deepens our understanding of the times and 
       circumstances and attitudes out of which these movies were
       created. It is, besides, as compelling and satisfying an 
       entertainment as the best of the wonderfully idiosyncratic
       movies it brings into new focus. 
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650  0 Motion pictures for women. 
650  0 Women in motion pictures. 
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