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Films of Amy Heckerling (Hardcover)
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Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High are affectionately regarded as key foundations of the modern Hollywood teen movie. However, the director and screenwriter for these films, Amy Heckerling, is far from a household name, despite the major influence she had had on contemporary US cinema.The first book-length study of her films, ReFocus: The Films of Amy Heckerling brings together a collection of original essays from a wide range of critical perspectives, aiming to recuperate Heckerling's place as a distinctive female voice in the contemporary Hollywood landscape. Divided into four sections, each examining a distinctive aspect of Heckerling's work, the volume draws on research from applied linguistics and audience studies, as well as from aspects of gender and film studies. Questions of gender, genre and identity, as well as the role of women in Hollywood and the implications of Heckerling's recent turn to television, are all considered in a volume that aims to refocus on the films and influence of this distinctive American director.
Number of Pages: 265
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism, Women's Studies
Series Title: ReFocus
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Street Date: March 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8155
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