Chick Flicks

Chick Flicks

Essays and autobiography from one of the pioneers of feminist film theory. ldquo;This collection of writings by B. Ruby Rich is sure to become a classic.

Author: B. Ruby Rich

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822321211

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 419

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Essays and autobiography from one of the pioneers of feminist film theory.
Categories: Performing Arts

Chick Flicks

Chick Flicks

In this volume of essays, we consider chick flicks, a subject that inspires highly
polarized and ambivalent responses. Chick flicks have been both championed
and vilified by women and men, scholars and popular audiences. Like other
forms of ...

Author: Associate Professor of Liberal Arts Suzanne Ferriss

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135895952

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 422

From An Affair to Remember to Legally Blonde, "chick flicks" have long been both championed and vilified by women and men, scholars and popular audiences. Like other forms of "chick culture," which the editors define as a group of mostly American and British popular culture media forms focused primarily on twenty- to thirtysomething, middle-class—and frequently college-educated—women, chick flicks have been accused of reinscribing traditional attitudes and reactionary roles for women. On the other hand, they have been embraced as pleasurable and potentially liberating entertainments, assisting women in negotiating the challenges of contemporary life. A companion to the successful anthology Chick Lit: The New Woman’s Fiction, this edited volume consists of 11 original essays, prefaced by an introduction situating chick flicks within the larger context of chick culture as well as women’s cinema. The essays consider chick flicks from a variety of angles, touching on issues of film history, female sexuality (heterosexual and homosexual), femininity, female friendship, age, race, ethnicity, class, consumerism, spectatorship, pleasure and gender definition. An afterword by feminist film theorist Karen Hollinger considers the chick flick’s transformation from the woman’s films of the ’40s to the friendship films of the ’80s and those of the "return to the classics" trend of the ’90s, while highlighting the value of the volume’s contributions to contemporary debates and sketching possibilities for further study.
Categories: Performing Arts

Chick Flicks Lie

Chick Flicks Lie

The audience approved kiss takes place in countless chick flicks. Remember in “
Hitch” when Mr. Hitch himself (Will Smith) chases down Sara (Eva Mendes)? Like
McConaughey in chick flick lie #1, Smith risks his life for the one he loves.

Author: Holly Marie Tong

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781491898659

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 210

View: 312

“I cherish the fun times/laughs I have with my friend/publicist Holly, who is always so “Jolley.” Just being in her presence makes me feel comfortable and at home - like I’ve known her a million years. I know her readers are going to feel the same. The way she words and writes things is in such a smart, but understanding way, no matter the age or the maturity level - it always leaves you wanting more.” —Paul Jolley (American Idol - Season 12, Top 9 Finalist) “Holly writes truthful and sincere. I know her writing comes from her heart and her experiences just from knowing her. She was the first one to write up an article about me and my hometown. Very excellent writer. Emm Hmmm.” —Duck Dynasty’s Mountain Man Are you tired of “How-to” dating books? Well, this is not one of them. Holly Marie Tong’s Chick Flicks Lie (Sugar-free Accounts of a Positive Pessimist) features laughable and engaging stories which are relative of today’s dating world. Deep down, we all want the kind of love that would chase our departing plane down the tarmac and the kind of love that would try to win us back no matter what the cost. However, real life is often a far cry from a chick flick, and there isn’t any background music to accompany it. With sharp wit, continual sarcasm, and non-stop humor, Chick Flicks Lie reminds the single crowd that they aren’t alone. The empathetic author believes faith mixed with laughter to be the best medicine for lousy dates and failed relationships. This feel-good book will leave singles feeling understood, while giving them a whole new perspective.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Chick Flicks

Chick Flicks

Written with the flair that has made Jami Bernard one of the most influential film critics in the country, Chick Flicks is a celebration of the films women love to watch, cleverly organized into categories, such as Catfights (All About Eve) ...

Author: Jami Bernard

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: UVA:X004094321

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

View: 676

Written with the flair that has made Jami Bernard one of the most influential film critics in the country, Chick Flicks is a celebration of the films women love to watch, cleverly organized into categories, such as Catfights (All About Eve), Emotional Rescue (Piano), Female Bonding (Enchanted April), Tearjerkers (Ghost), and Funny Girls (When Harry Met Sally). Illustrated with photos throughout.
Categories: Performing Arts

Chick Flicks

Chick Flicks

The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks seeks to make amends: written by and for women, you won't find lengthy pieces on Hitchcock's lighting engineers, Fellini's use of suture or Antonioni's representation of the sixties in Blow-Up. Rather, a ...

Author: Jo Berry

Publisher: Orion Publishing Company

ISBN: 0752868322

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 378

View: 992

Bette Davis walking off the boat in Now Voyager, the orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally, Bill Murray backing off into the crowd, away from Scarlet Johanssen in Lost in Translation -- all are seminal chick-flick moments, and, as such, are often passed over in more traditional (ie male) film guides. The Ultimate Guide to Chick Flicks seeks to make amends: written by and for women, you won't find lengthy pieces on Hitchcock's lighting engineers, Fellini's use of suture or Antonioni's representation of the sixties in Blow-Up. Rather, a witty, sassy and irreverent guide to what video to get out when the girls come round for a pizza: Eric Rohmer's Full Moon in Paris? Or Dirty Dancing? Mr Wonderful? Or Singles?
Categories: Performing Arts

Talkies Road Movies and Chick Flicks

Talkies  Road Movies and Chick Flicks

While previous scholarly discussion has focused on visual or narrative portrayals of gender, this book considers the ways that film sound &quote; music, voice, sound effects and silence &quote; is used to represent gender.

Author: Heidi Wilkins

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474406901

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 568

The representation of gender in film remains an intensely debated topic, particularly in academic considerations of US mainstream cinema where it is often perceived as perpetuating rigid, binary views of gender, and reinforcing patriarchal, dominant notions of masculinity and femininity. While previous scholarly discussion has focused on visual or narrative portrayals of gender, this book considers the ways that film sound "e; music, voice, sound effects and silence "e; is used to represent gender. Taking a socio-historical approach, Heidi Wilkins investigates a range of popular US genres including screwball comedy, the road movie and chick flicks to explore the ways that film sound can reinforce traditional assumptions about masculinity and femininity, impart ambivalent meanings to them, or even challenge and subvert the notion of gender itself. Case studies include His Girl Friday, Easy Rider and Bridesmaids.
Categories: Performing Arts

Group s Dinner and a Movie

Group s Dinner and a Movie

Grab a movie, a few ingredients for some tasty recipes...and all of your girlfriends!

Author: Group Publishing

Publisher: Group Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0764431145

Category: Religion

Page: 94

View: 331

Grab a movie, a few ingredients for some tasty recipes...and all of your girlfriends! Chick Flicks makes it easy to create a friendship-building atmosphere where you'll gather around a great movie, eat, laugh, and comfortably talk about the movie's spiritual implications. There are romances, adventures, and comedies-so everyone can find an appealing flick. And whatever you choose, everything you do ties into the theme of the night! Chick Flicks is packed with possibilities to cater to your most basic-or refined-cinematic evening event! Great for fun nights, Bible studies, and weekend retreats. Book jacket.
Categories: Religion

Chick Flicks

Chick Flicks

Author: Amy E. Capwell

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:37830084

Category: Motion pictures and women

Page: 244

View: 588

Categories: Motion pictures and women

The Ultimate Guide To Chick Flicks

The Ultimate Guide To Chick Flicks

An entertaining guide to women's favorite movies offers keen insights into the elements that constitute a "Chick Flick," along with recommendations for every day of the year, suggestions for must-have DVDs, inside Hollywood gossip, ...

Author: Kim Adelman

Publisher: Broadway

ISBN: 9780767918183

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

View: 107

An entertaining guide to women's favorite movies offers keen insights into the elements that constitute a "Chick Flick," along with recommendations for every day of the year, suggestions for must-have DVDs, inside Hollywood gossip, photographs, and more. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Categories: Performing Arts

Girl Time

Girl Time

Presents a series of sixteen stories that are about friendships among women, and promotes taking the time to spend with friends.

Author: Laura Jensen Walker

Publisher: Fleming H Revell Company

ISBN: 0800758943

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 207

View: 135

Presents a series of sixteen stories that are about friendships among women, and promotes taking the time to spend with friends.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Neo Feminist Cinema

Neo Feminist Cinema

" Examining their narrative format, as it revolves around the story of an ambitious unmarried woman who defines herself through consumer culture as much as through work or romance, Radner argues that these films exemplify neo-liberalist ...

Author: Hilary Radner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136995996

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 381

What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner’s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on consumer culture within films made for women. By exploring a number of representative "girly films," including Pretty Woman, Legally Blonde, Maid in Manhattan, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the City: The Movie, Radner proposes that rather than being "post-feminist," as is usually assumed, such films are better described as "neo-feminist." Examining their narrative format, as it revolves around the story of an ambitious unmarried woman who defines herself through consumer culture as much as through work or romance, Radner argues that these films exemplify neo-liberalist values rather than those of feminism. As such, Neo-Feminist Cinema offers a new explanation as to why feminist-oriented scholars and audiences who are seeking more than "labels and love" from their film experience have viewed recent "girly films" as a betrayal of second-wave feminism, and why, on the other hand, such films have proven to be so successful at the box office.
Categories: Social Science

The Rough Guide to Chick Flicks

The Rough Guide to Chick Flicks

The Rough Guide to Chick Flicks is a lively guide to the movies women love, from melodramas to biopics, thrillers to rom-coms.

Author: Samantha Cook

Publisher: Rough Guides Limited

ISBN: 1843537109

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

View: 545

The Rough Guide to Chick Flicks is a lively guide to the movies women love, from melodramas to biopics, thrillers to rom-coms. Sassy, informed and occasionally unexpected, it celebrates women's films of every kind. The history: Silent sirens, screwball dames, blonde bombshells, power dressers and indie chicks, The must-sees: The lowdown on 50 essential women's movies, from Breakfast At Tiffany's and Bend It Like Beckham to Pretty Woman and The Piano - with a fair few surprises thrown in, The faces: Heroines and heart-throbs from Audrey Hepburn to Julia Roberts, Cary Grant to Hugh Grant, not forgetting key writers, directors and custome designers, Chick lit and chick flicks: Tracing the relationship between the books and the movies, with juicy back stories about the best women writers from Louisa May Alcott to Virginia Woolf, Women of the world: Historical classics and contemporary hits from countries as different as Australia and Iran. Cover photo: Tara Morice in Strictly Balroom. Book jacket.
Categories: Performing Arts

Community Building on the Web

Community Building on the Web

At iVillage , for example , community staffers select well - written posts from a
message board about “ Chick Flicks ” and ... 8 CHICKFLICKS AT IVILLAGE www .
ivillage . com / relationships The weekly Chick Flicks feature in the Relationships
 ...

Author: Amy Jo Kim

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111017260

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 211

An Online community design expert reveals the nine most important principles for developing a larger and loyal website community. Companion Web site hosts ongoing discussion of these issues, along with updates on latest tools, technologies, and education resources.
Categories: Computers

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Chick Flick

Everything I Need to Know  I Learned from a Chick Flick

The first book to point out all the valuable life lessons that can be found in even the cheesiest, weepiest, most over-the-top chick flicks features fun chapters with overarching life lessons, backed up by examples from favorite films.

Author: Kimberly Potts

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806528036

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 287

The first book to point out all the valuable life lessons that can be found in even the cheesiest, weepiest, most over-the-top chick flicks features fun chapters with overarching life lessons, backed up by examples from favorite films.
Categories: Performing Arts

Postmodern Chick Flicks

Postmodern Chick Flicks

In this extensive analysis of the renewed popularity of the 'woman's film' in the 1990s, Roberta Garrett examines melodrama, romantic comedy, costume drama and female-led noirs , revealing the way they blend classical and contemporary ...

Author: R. Garrett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230801523

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 283

In this extensive analysis of the renewed popularity of the 'woman's film' in the 1990s, Roberta Garrett examines melodrama, romantic comedy, costume drama and female-led noirs , revealing the way they blend classical and contemporary themes and formal devices.
Categories: Performing Arts

Sister 2 Sister

Sister 2 Sister

The Movies with Attitude by Joia Jefferson & Kevin Lambert “ Chick Flicks ” The
Movies with Attitude Off The Runways Off The ... Well , I guest the part about
getting married makes it a chick flick , but what about the cowboy and Indians part
?

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89065706343

Category: African American entertainers

Page:

View: 898

Categories: African American entertainers

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

The chick flick is a meets or marries a handsome jawline who's post - feminist
construction cushioned by afflutoo handsome , too nice , too slick , too grippy
ence and aired out with sexual liberty . In the in his embrace , and before long
he's ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066385025

Category: Dressmaking

Page:

View: 763

Categories: Dressmaking

You ve Come A Long Way Baby

You ve Come A Long Way  Baby

In looking at “chick flicks,” films marketed primarily to women, I wonder what new
popular fantasies are being produced and what this reveals about how we see
women, feminist goals, and heterosexual romance today. As a romantic genre, ...

Author: Lilly J. Goren

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813173405

Category: Political Science

Page: 300

View: 494

The landmark 2008 presidential and vice presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin brought the role of women in American leadership into sharper focus than ever before. These women and others such as Nancy Pelosi and Katie Couric who are successful in traditionally male-dominated fields, demonstrate how women’s roles have changed in the last thirty years. In the past, the nightly news was anchored by male journalists, presidential cabinets were composed solely of male advisors, and a female presidential candidate was an idea for the distant future, but the efforts of dedicated reformers have changed the social landscape. The empowerment of women is not limited to the political sphere, but is also echoed by the portrayal of women in film, television, magazines, and literature. You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby: Women, Politics, and Popular Culture investigates the role of popular culture in women’s lives. Framed by discussions of contemporary feminism, the volume examines gender in relation to sexuality, the workplace, consumerism, fashion, politics, and the beauty industry. In analyzing societal depictions of women, editor Lilly J. Goren and an impressive list of contributors illustrate how media reflects and shapes the feminine sense of power, identity, and the daily challenges of the twenty-first century. Along with a discussion of women in politics, various contributors examine a range of gender-related issues from modern motherhood and its implications for female independence to the roles of women and feminism in pop music. In addition, Natalie Fuehrer Taylor outlines the evolution of women’s magazines from Ladies’ Home Journal to Cosmopolitan. The impact of television and literature on body image issues is also explored by Linda Beail, who draws on trendy chick lit phenomena such as Gossip Girl and Sex and the City, and Emily Askew, who analyzes the effects of image transformation in programs such as The Swan and Extreme Makeover. As comprehensive as it is accessible, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby is a practical guide to understanding modern gender roles. In tracing the different ways in which femininity is constructed and viewed, the book demonstrates how women have reclaimed traditionally domestic activities that include knitting, gardening, and cooking, as well as feminine symbols such as Barbie dolls, high heels, and lipstick. Though the demand for and pursuit of gender equality opened many doors, the contributors reveal that fictional women’s roles are often at odds with the daily experiences of most women. By employing an open approach rather than adhering to a single, narrow theory, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby appeals not only to scholars and students of gender studies but to anyone interested in confronting the struggles and celebrating the achievements of women in modern society.
Categories: Political Science

America on Film

America on Film

Also , chick flicks often stress female friendship as a support system in the face of
adversity . Yet chick flicks often overtly celebrate of other aspects of traditional
femininity - particularly shopping and beauty makeovers . Such celebrations of ...

Author: Harry M. Benshoff

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: UOM:39015079346485

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 453

View: 585

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality. It chronicles the cinematic history of various cultural groups, examines forces and institution bias and stimulates discussion about the relationship between film and American national culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

Adaptation Studies

Adaptation Studies

Chick. Flick. in. the. Twenty-first. Century. Pamela. Demory. SCENE: OPENING
OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (1995):1 Close-up of a length of cream-colored
fabric, ... quite why—adaptations of Jane Austen's novels are definitely chick
flicks.

Author: Christa Albrecht-Crane

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838642627

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 867

The volume takes as its starting point the assumption that adapters cannot simply "transpose" or transfer one particular text from one medium to another. They must interpret, re-work, and re-imagine the precursor text in order to choose the various meanings and sensations they find most compelling (or most cost-effective); then, they create scenes, characters, plot elements, etc., that match their interpretation. These very relationships are the subject matter this collection seeks to explore. Poststructural theory is an ideal place to begin a rigorous and theoretically sound investigation of adaptation. As adaptation studies adopts a poststructuralist lens and defines this richer notion of intertextuality, some of its key assumptions will change. Adaptation scholars will recognize that all film adaptations are intertextual by definition, multivocal by necessity, and adaptive by their nature --
Categories: Literary Criticism