MacDonald 2010 Rape

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Author: Shana MacDonald

Title: Materiality and Metaphor

Subtitle: Rape in Anne Claire Poirier's Mourir à tue-tête and Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend

In: Rape in Art Cinema

Edited by: Dominique Russell

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Continuum

Year: 2010

Pages: 55-

Series: Continuum Film Studies

ISBN-10: 082642967X (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780826429674 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781441109774 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9781441116147 (ebk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Canadian History, French History | Representations: Films / Mourir à tue-tête, Weekend



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Author: Shana MacDonald, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of WaterlooAcademia.edu

Abstract: »Shana MacDonald, through a juxtaposition of Anne Claire Poirier's Mourir à tue-tête (Canada, 1979) and Jean-Luc Godard's Weekend, poses the problem of the rape in terms of the lived experience of the spectator. Her reading of these films highlights "the crucial tension between rape as a metaphor, or trope for broader cinematic and social concerns" and rape as a social reality for the spectator. Her chapter tackles another important knot in the problematic of rape in art cinema: the way in which art cinema often requires viewers to separate their intellectual and visceral response and privilege the former over the latter, even as the body is deliberately engaged.« (Dominique Russell. »Introdution: Why Rape?« Rape in Art Cinema. Edited by Dominique Russell. New York: 2010: 9)

Wikipedia: Jean-Luc Godard': Weekend (1967 film); Anne Claire Poirier: A Scream from Silence


Added: December 27, 2014 – Last updated: December 27, 2014