Postfeminism and the fatale figure in neo-noir cinema

Lindop, Samantha Postfeminism and the fatale figure in neo-noir cinema. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. doi:10.1057/9781137503596

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Author Lindop, Samantha
Title Postfeminism and the fatale figure in neo-noir cinema
Place of Publication Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication year 2015
Sub-type Research book (original research)
DOI 10.1057/9781137503596
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9781137503589
9781137503596
1137503580
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 199
Total number of pages 199
Subjects 1200 Arts and Humanities
3300 Social Sciences
Abstract/Summary While the femme fatale has attracted considerable scholarly attention over the decades, Samantha Lindop's timely and engaging study is the first to trace the cinematic history of the character by also taking into account the spider woman's lesser known counterparts, the fille fatale and homme fatal. Lindop explores the earliest instances of noir, challenging some of the assumptions attached to the figure of that era, through to the most recent postmillennial phase of neo-noir production. She considers the multifaceted interactions between the histories, origins, and conventions of characters and genres, and the way these interweave into contemporary interpretations. In doing so, Lindop compellingly engages with current critical debates about dominant postfeminist discourse, particularly in relation to sexuality, nostalgia, aging, race, girlhood, and the postfeminist man. These themes are considered through close readings of the films Mulholland Drive, Chloé, Derailed, Sin City, Descent, Stoker, Hard Candy, Brick, Taking Lives, Mr Brooks, and In the Cut.
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