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Americanitis: European Intellectuals and Hollywood Melodrama

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fetishism and Curiosity : Cinema and the Mind’s Eye

British Film Institute, 2013

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...In 1922 Lev Kuleshov coined the term ‘Americanitis’ to describe the passion for Hollywood movies that had gripped the Soviet Union. He said: ‘Of all the American films the detective stories appeal the most’, and ‘The success of American...

Close-ups and Commodities

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fetishism and Curiosity : Cinema and the Mind’s Eye

British Film Institute, 2013

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...The close-up, specifically the close-up of the female star, played its part in the development of the cinema as an industry and as a set of conventions. Jean-Luc Godard, in the following quotation, associates female beauty almost...

Social Realism, Melodrama, and the Mute Text: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s The May Lady and Under the Skin of the City

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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On Women’s Films : Across Worlds and Generations

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s films, whether documentary or fiction, are about those on the margins, at the lower echelons, of contemporary Iranian society. Throughout her career she has worked tirelessly to expose injustices that society...

The Carapace that Failed: Ousmane Sembene’s Xala

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fetishism and Curiosity : Cinema and the Mind’s Eye

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Teshome H Gabriel, ‘Xala: Cinema of Wax and Gold’, in Peter Stevens (ed.), Jump Cut: Hollywood, Politics and Counter Culture (Toronto: Between the Lines, 1985), p. 335.The film language of Xala can be constructed on the model of an African...

Citizen Kane

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 2012

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...Citizen Kane’s reputation as one of the greatest films of all time is matched only by the accumulation of critical commentary that surrounds it. What more can there be to say about a masterpiece so universally acknowledged? Laura Mulvey...

Between Melodrama and Realism: Under the Skin of the City (2001)

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film Moments : Criticism, History, Theory

British Film Institute, 2003

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...The moment that I have chosen to discuss takes place in a film that brings together two cinematic stylistic traditions, social realism and melodrama. In her film, Under the Skin of the City/Zir-e poost-e shahr (2001), Rakhshan Bani Etemad...

Dislocations: Some Reflections on the Colonial Compilation Film

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and the End of Empire

British Film Institute, 2011

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... of this material).Laura Mulvey, ‘The Compilation Film as “Deferred Action”: Vincent Monnikendam’s Mother Dao, The Turtle-like’, in Andrea Sabbadini (ed.), Projected Shadows: Psychoanalytic Reflections on the Representation of Loss in European...

Cosmetics and Abjection: Cindy Sherman 1977–87

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fetishism and Curiosity : Cinema and the Mind’s Eye

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Cindy Sherman quoted in Sandy Nairne, The State of the Art: Ideas and Images in the 1980s (London: Chatto & Windus, 1967), p. 132.When I was in school I was getting disgusted with the attitude of art being so religious or sacred, so I...

The Hole and the Zero: Godard’s Visions of Femininity

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fetishism and Curiosity : Cinema and the Mind’s Eye

British Film Institute, 2013

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...In an early article, written in 1952 in Cahiers du cinéma, ‘Defence and Illustration of the Cinema’s Classical Construction’, Godard associates female beauty, almost ontologically, with the cinema:A beautiful face, as La Bruyère wrote...

Introduction: Fetishisms

Laura Mulvey

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989; second edition 2009), Fetishism and Curiosity (1996; second edition 2013), Citizen Kane (1992; second edition 2012) and Death Twenty-four Times a Second: Stillness and the Moving Image (2006). She made six films in collaboration with Peter Wollen, including Riddles of the Sphinx (1977) and Frida Kahlo & Tina Modotti (1984) as well as Disgraced Monuments (1996) with artist/fi lmmaker Mark Lewis. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fetishism and Curiosity : Cinema and the Mind’s Eye

British Film Institute, 2013

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...Feminist politics, when picking up the pieces in the aftermath of the crisis of the 1960s Left, played an important part in putting Freud on the political agenda alongside Marx: ‘Marx and Freud’. For my political generation, feminist...