Moore 2010 Rape

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Author: Michelle E. Moore

Title: "If it Was a Rape, Then Why Would She Be a Whore?"

Subtitle: Rape in Todd Solondz' Films

In: Rape in Art Cinema

Edited by: Dominique Russell

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Continuum

Year: 2010

Pages: 129-144

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, 21st Century | U.S. History | Representations: Films / Happiness, Storytelling, Welcome to the Dollhouse



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Author: Michelle E. Moore, Liberal Arts Division, College of DuPage

Abstract: »Michelle E. Moore suggests that the work of controversial American auteur Todd Solondz both parodies and pastiches rape narratives of the 1970s and 1980s. The tension in the films, she argues, is due in part to the need to "negotiate between the critical parody of rape narratives, and the odd nostalgia caused by seeing rape narratives as the kitsch of a Generation X childhood." Moore analyzes Welcome to the Dollhouse (US, 1995), Happiness (US, 1998) and Storytelling (US, 2001), demonstrating how they problematize common rape narratives and rhetoric with increasing complexity and bleakness. Like other auteurs, Solondz displaces rape, but it remains at the pivotal center of his narratives.« (Dominique Russell. »Introdution: Why Rape?« Rape in Art Cinema. Edited by Dominique Russell. New York: 2010: 10)

Wikipedia: Todd Solondz: Happiness (1998 film), Storytelling (film), Welcome to the Dollhouse


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