Ida Lupino, Director

Ida Lupino, Director

Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition

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"Ida Lupino, Director: Her Art and Resilience in Times of Transition examines Lupino's directing in film and television from the late 1940s through the 1960s, revealing Lupino's feminism and authorship in her genre hybrids, which comment critically on historical constructions of gender in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
"Dominated by men and bound by the restrictive Hays Code, postwar Hollywood offered little support for a female director who sought to make unique films on controversial subjects. But Ida Lupino bucked the system, writing and directing a string of movies that exposed the dark underside of American society, on topics such as rape, polio, unwed motherhood, bigamy, exploitative sports, and serial murder. The first in-depth study devoted to Lupino's directorial work, this book makes a strong case for her as a trailblazing feminist auteur, a filmmaker with a clear signature style and an abiding interest in depicting the plights of postwar American women. Ida Lupino, Director not only examines her work as a cinematic auteur, but also offers a serious consideration of her diverse and long-ranging career, getting her start in Hollywood as an actress in her teens and twenties, directing her first films in her early thirties, and later working as an acclaimed director of television westerns, sitcoms, and suspense dramas. It also demonstrates how Lupino fused generic elements of film noir and the social problem film to create a distinctive directorial style that was both highly expressionistic and grittily realistic. Ida Lupino, Director thus shines a long-awaited spotlight on one of our greatest filmmakers"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: (electronic book (epub)
0813574900 (paperback)
9780813574905 (paperback)
0813574919 (hardback)
9780813574912 (hardback)
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 GRI
Characteristics: xi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Grossman, Julie 1962-- Author

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