Fashion in Film

Fashion in Film

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The vital synergy between dress and the cinema has been in place since the advent of film. Broaching topics such as vampires, noir, and Marie Antoinette looks, Fashion in Film uncovers the way in which the alliance of these two powerhouse industries use myriad cultural influences-shaping narrative, national identity, and all points in between. Contributor essays address international films from early cinema to the present, drawing on the classic and the innovative. This abundantly illustrated collection reveals that fashion in conjunction with film must be understood in a different way from fashion tout more

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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 566.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 90 b&w illus.
  • 0253222990
  • 9780253222992
  • 621,650

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Fashion in Film is a recommended pick for arts collections strong in fashion as well as film libraries. * Midwest Book Review * The individual essays work together effectively and are, for the most part, free of the jargon that sometimes mars both film and cultural analyses. . . . Recommended.November 2011 * Choice *show more

About Adrienne Munich

Adrienne Munich is Professor of English at Stony Brook University. She is author of Andromeda's Chains: Gender and Interpretation in Victorian Literature and Art and Queen Victoria's Secrets and co-editor of the journal Victorian Literature and more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Fashion Shows / Adrienne MunichPart 1. Fashioning Film 1. Costume Design, or, What Is Fashion in Film? / Drake Stutesman 2. What to Wear in a Vampire Film / Mary Ann Caws 3. Noir Fashion and Noir as Fashion / Ula Lukszo 4. Surface, Fabric, Weave: The Fashioned World of Wong Kar-wai / Giuliana BrunoPart 2. Filming Fashion 5. The Walkies: Early French Fashion Shows as a Cinema of Attractions / Caroline Evans 6. Wanting to Wear Seeing: Gilbert Adrian at MGM / Jane M. Gaines 7. "It will be a magnificent obsession": Femininity, Desire, and the New Look in 1950s Hollywood Melodrama / Stella Bruzzi 8. Adornment in the Afterlife of Victorian Fashion / Maura Spiegel 9. Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette: Costumes, Girl Power, and Feminism / Diana DiamondPart 3. Fashioning National Identities 10. Slave to Fashion: Maculinity, Suits, and the Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinema / Jacqueline Reich 11. The Stars and Stripes in Fashion Films / Adrienne Munich 12. Does Dress Tell the Nation's Story? Fashion, History, and Nation in the Films of Fassbinder / Kristin Hole 13. Subversive Habits: Minority Women in Mani Ratnam's Roja and Dil Se / Sarah BerryPart 4. Epilogue: After Fashion 14. Un-Fashionable Age: Clothing and Unclothing the Older Woman's Body on Screen / E. Ann KaplanList of ContributorsIndexshow more

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