Jane Campion

Jane Campion

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The subversive style of the woman who has become one of the world's greatest film directors From Jane Campion's early award-winning short films on through international sensation The Piano and beyond, Kathleen McHugh traces the director's distinctive visual style as well as her commitment to consistently renovating the conventions of \u0022women's films.\u0022 By refusing to position her female protagonists as victims, McHugh argues, Campion scrupulously avoids the moral structures of melodrama, and though she often works with the narratives, mise-en-sc\u00e8ne, and visual tropes typical of that genre, her films instead invite a distanced or even amused engagement. A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited by James R. Naremore
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 142.2 x 208.3 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252032047
  • 9780252032042

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"This is an original, witty, and highly nuanced reading of Campion's films that takes into account a wide range of aesthetic and cultural influences on the filmmaker and her work. Wonderfully responsive to the films and informed by a non-dogmatic feminist sensibility, the book builds in power as it progresses. In sum: superb writing, superior scholarship, and stimulating--indeed, exciting--to read."
--Vivian Sobchack, author of The Address of the Eye: A Phenomenology of Film Experience
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