The Women Who Knew Too Much

The Women Who Knew Too Much

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Originally published in 1988, The Women Who Knew Too Much remains a classic work in film theory and feminist criticism. The book consists of a theoretical introduction and analyses of seven important films by Alfred Hitchcock, each of which provides a basis for an analysis of the female spectator as well as of the male spectator. Modleski considers the emotional and psychic investments of men and women in female characters whose stories often undermine the mastery of the cinematic qmaster of suspense.q The third edition features an interview with the author by David Greven, in which he and Modleski reflect on how feminist and queer approaches to Hitchcock studies may be brought into dialogue. A teaching guide and discussion questions by Ned Schantz help instructors and students to delve into this seminal work of feminist film theory.The final brutal attack in the attic confirms Melaniea#39;s knowledge that she was abandoned as a child but a€œas a result of her experience in ... The manner in which the birds invade the attic a€œby breaking through the skylight windowa€ suggests a a€œform of emotional ... Now, I realize that in considering the signification of the birds, Smith wants to keep the strands separatea€”a different meaning for each character.

Title:The Women Who Knew Too Much
Author:Tania Modleski
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-08-11


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