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Frankly, My Dear - Gone with the Wind Revisited

Frankly, My Dear - Gone with the Wind Revisited
Borító: Fűzött
ISBN: 9780300164374
Nyelv: angol
Oldalszám: 272
Megjelenés éve: 2010
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Frankly, My Dear - Gone with the Wind Revisited

Chosen as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 by Choice Magazine.

How and why has the saga of Scarlett O’Hara kept such a tenacious hold on our national imagination for almost three-quarters of a century? In the first book ever to deal simultaneously with Margaret Mitchell’s beloved novel and David Selznick’s spectacular film version of Gone with the Wind, film critic Molly Haskell seeks the answers. By all industry predictions, the film should never have worked. What makes it work so amazingly well are the fascinating and uncompromising personalities that Haskell dissects here: Margaret Mitchell, David Selznick, and Vivien Leigh. As a feminist and onetime Southern adolescent, Haskell understands how the story takes on different shades of meaning according to the age and eye of the beholder. She explores how it has kept its edge because of Margaret Mitchell’s (and our) ambivalence about Scarlett and because of the complex racial and sexual attitudes embedded in a story that at one time or another has offended almost everyone.
Haskell imaginatively weaves together disparate strands, conducting her story as her own inner debate between enchantment and disenchantment. Sensitive to the ways in which history and cinema intersect, she reminds us why these characters, so riveting to Depression audiences, continue to fascinate 70 years later.

"This is a beautifully written and well-detailed account of the making of a movie that has, by now, become an American treasure, a landmark in popular entertainment. And it’s written by a real Southerner, who happens to be one of the best writers on film we have." (Martin Scorsese)

"An earnest work of moviegoer remembrance that`s also affectionate scholarship. . . . [Haskell] disentangles the film`s qualities from the confounding issues of misogyny, racism and intellectual snobbery. . . . Haskell`s critical sensitivity rescues Scarlett`s Americanism and femininity, indicating how her image rebounds upon our eternal political struggles and deepest fantasies. Haskell clarifies the long shadow that Scarlett O`Hara casts over the American movie imagination." (Armond White, New York Times Book Review)

Film critic Molly Haskell is interested in the meeting points between film, sociology and history, and she writes about all of them, together and separately, with ease and authority in her new book, Frankly, My Dear. . . . Her research and insights—her intelligent understanding of all she surveys—are unsurpassed. . . . Frankly, My Dear is full of interesting details about the genesis of the book and film." (Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)

A szerzőről:
Molly Haskell is a writer and film critic. She has lectured widely on the role of women in film and is the author of From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies. She lives in New York City.

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