From Reverence to Rape

From Reverence to Rape

The Treatment of Women in the Movies

Book - 2016 | Third edition
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A revolutionary classic of feminist cinema criticism, Molly Haskell’s From Reverence to Rape remains as insightful, searing, and relevant as it was the day it was first published. Ranging across time and genres from the golden age of Hollywood to films of the late twentieth century, Haskell analyzes images of women in movies, the relationship between these images and the status of women in society, the stars who fit these images or defied them, and the attitudes of their directors. This new edition features both a new foreword by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and a new introduction from the author that discusses the book’s reception and the evolution of her views.

From Reverence to Rape by Molly Haskell is a classic, and is still assigned in classes on film history. The Second Edition (Chicago,1987) has sold nearly 30,000 copies. This Third Edition, for which we also leased e-book rights, will allow us to sell the book to a new generation of students. It includes a brilliant new foreword by Manohla Dargis (The New York Times), and an updated version of the introduction by Haskell to her book Holding My Own in No Mans Land (1996), discussing the reception of the book and the evolution of her views. Aside from these two pieces, the book will resemble the Second Edition.

Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2016
Edition: Third edition
ISBN: (electronic book)
022641289X (paperback alkaline paper)
9780226412894 (paperback alkaline paper)
Branch Call Number: 791.436522 HAS 2016
Characteristics: xxxviii, 425 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Dargis, Manohla


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