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Sofia Coppola : the politics of visual pleasure

Authors Anna Backman Rogers
ISBN 9781785339752
Publisher Berghahn Books
Place of publication New York
Publication year 2019
Published at Department of Cultural Sciences
Language en
Keywords Coppola, Sofia, 1971- , criticism and interpretation, feminism and motion pictures, United States, women, motion picture producers and directors, kvinnliga regissörer, feminism och film, Förenta staterna
Subject categories Other Humanities, Arts, History of Ideas, Philosophy


All too often, the movies of Sofia Coppola have been dismissed as "all style, no substance." But such an easy caricature, as this engaging and accessible survey of Coppola's oeuvre demonstrates, fundamentally miscontrues what are rich, ambiguous, meaningful films. Drawing on insights from feminist philosophy and psychology, the author here takes an original approach to Coppola, exploring vital themes from the subversion of patriarchy in The Virgin Suicides to the "female gothic" in The Beguiled. As Rogers shows, far from endorsing a facile and depoliticized postfeminism, Coppola's films instead deploy beguilement, mood, and pleasure in the service of a robustly feminist philosophy.

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