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By B. Ruby Rich

ISBN-10: 0822321068

ISBN-13: 9780822321064

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ISBN-13: 9780822321217

If there has been a second in the course of the sixties, seventies, or eighties that modified the historical past of the women’s movie stream, B. Ruby wealthy was once there. half journalistic chronicle, half memoir, and a hundred% natural cultural old odyssey, Chick Flicks—with its definitive, the-way-it-was choice of essays—captures the delivery and development of feminist movie as no different publication has done.

For over 3 a long time wealthy has been the most very important voices in feminist movie feedback. Her presence at movie fairs (such as Sundance, the place she is a member of the choice committee), her movie reports in the Village Voice, Elle, Out, and the Advocate, and her commentaries at the public radio software “The international” have secured her a spot as a valuable determine within the striking historical past of what she deems “cinefeminism.” within the desire new new release of feminist movie tradition should be revitalized via reclaiming its personal historical past, wealthy introduces every one essay with an autobiographical prologue that describes the highbrow, political, and private moments from which the paintings arose. commute, softball, intercourse, and voodoo all by some means healthy right into a ebook that incorporates vintage wealthy articles protecting such themes because the antiporn circulate, the movies of Yvonne Rainer, a Julie Christie stopover at to Washington, and the traditionally evocative movie Maedchen in Uniform. the result's a quantity that lines the advance not just of women’s involvement in cinema yet of 1 of its key avid gamers as well.

The first book-length paintings from Rich—whose stature and effect on the planet of movie feedback and thought proceed to grow—Chick Flicks exposes unexplored routes and forgotten byways of a earlier that’s contemporary sufficient to be remembered and much away sufficient to be memorable.

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