Russell 2010 Desire

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Author: Dominique Russell

Title: Buñuel

Subtitle: Storytelling, Desire and the Question of Rape

In: Rape in Art Cinema

Edited by: Dominique Russell

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Continuum

Year: 2010

Pages: 41-53

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 | Representations: Films / Un chien andalou, Cet obscur objet du désir, Viridiana



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Abstract: »My contribution joins this project of exploring naturalized and obscured sexual violence. Shining a light on a blind spot in Buñuelians' criticism, I interrogate the relationship between the director's great themes: power and desire. The chapter explores the tension between Buñuel's critical stance towards bourgeois society and the place of women within it, and his acceptance of some of these bourgeois social values in the representation of rape in his films. I focus on Un chien andalou (Francce, 1932), Viridiana (Spain/Mexico, 1961) and especially Cet obscur objet du désir (France/Spain, 1977), where rape is rewritten as an ill-starred romance that plays out as a game of cat and mouse.« (Dominique Russell. »Introdution: Why Rape?« Rape in Art Cinema. Edited by Dominique Russell. New York: 2010: 9)

Wikipedia: Luis Buñuel: Un Chien Andalou, That Obscure Object of Desire, Viridiana


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