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by Andrew Britton

  • Author: Andrew Britton
  • ISBN: 082640801X
  • ISBN13: 978-0826408013
  • ePub: 1276 kb | FB2: 1220 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group; Subsequent edition (December 1, 1995)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 956
  • Format: lit doc mbr txt
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Hepburn loved the book and was delighted to be offered the role Homer Dickens, in his book on Hepburn, notes that it was widely . Britton, Andrew (2003). Katharine Hepburn: Star as Feminist. New York City, NY: Columbia University Press.

Hepburn loved the book and was delighted to be offered the role. Hepburn also returned to the stage in 1981. She received a second Tony nomination for her portrayal in The West Side Waltz of a septuagenarian widow with a zest for life.

Great Psychoanalytical Book about Kate's Roles. com User, April 19, 2006. This book is probably one of the only books on Kate to not focus on her life, but on her movies. The author analyzes each one so intricately and finds how Hepburn was a premiere feminist in each one. It's interesting when you read about his analysis of several Tracy/Hepburn movies, as well as "The Philadelphia Story.

Star as Feminist doesn't lay out the particulars of Hepburn's timeline, but instead looks at what Hepburn represents, from her persona and publicity to her films

Star as Feminist doesn't lay out the particulars of Hepburn's timeline, but instead looks at what Hepburn represents, from her persona and publicity to her films. This book explores the meaning of Hepburn's choices as a woman and how they have affected her persona, publicity and sometimes conflicted with or have overtaken her films, their characters and their plots. This is not a good biography

Katharine Hepburn: Star as Feminist (Film and Culture Series). Despite the advertising promotion this book does not contain the Complete Criticism of Andrew Britton nor does it nor does it contain "all" his essays - despite the publisher's description.

Katharine Hepburn: Star as Feminist (Film and Culture Series).

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Personal Name: Hepburn, Katharine, 1907-2003 Criticism and interpretation. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book Katharine Hepburn : star as feminist, Andrew Britton. Rubrics: Feminism and motion pictures.

Britton, Andrew (2003). The Legacy of Katharine Hepburn: Fine Art as a Way of Life: A Memoir. Hepburn can be seen pictured on the book cover. Dickens, Homer (1990). Bloomington, IN: AuthorHouse. Hepburn, Katharine (1991). Dawes, Amy (October 16, 2005). 100 Icons of the Century: Katharine Hepburn".

Katharine Hepburn: Star as Feminist. London: Studio Vista, 1995. Me: Stories of My Life. New York: Ballantine Books, 1991. London: Robson, 1983. The Making of The African Queen; Or, How I Went to Africa with Bogart, Bacall and Huston and Almost Lost My Mind. New York: Knopf, 1987.

Of all the major Hollywood stars, Katharine Hepburn was the least conventional, conforming to none of the stereotypes of female superstardom. She was not an exotic outsider in Hollywood like Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich; nor was she a victim of the studios like Judy Garland or Marilyn Monroe; and she was certainly not a creature of the system like Joan Crawford and Lana Turner. Instead, she always appeared intelligent, willful and independent, able to develop her own persona within the confines of the studio system.

Andrew Britton proposes a feminist reading of Hepburn's films, arguing that her persona raises problems about class, female sexuality, and women's oppression that strain to the limits the conventions of a cinema ultimately committed to the reassertion of bourgeois gender roles. Hepburn's work is also used to explore more general issues, such as the functioning of the star system. This is one of the very few analyses of American cinema to focus on a film star rather than a director or a genre and as such is essential reading for anyone interested in the movies.

First published in the United Kingdom twenty years ago, this lavishly illustrated new edition features a foreword by the noted film critic Robin Wood.

Innadril
I'm still working on this book. Although the subject matter is popular culture, the analyses are complicated. GREAT photographs, though!
Clandratha
The book has interesting information, but the writing style is so convoluted it is not enjoyable to read. The photographs in the book are good reproductions.
Silverbrew
This book is probably one of the only books on Kate to not focus on her life, but on her movies. The author analyzes each one so intricately and finds how Hepburn was a premiere feminist in each one. It's interesting when you read about his analysis of several Tracy/Hepburn movies, as well as "The Philadelphia Story." The movies, according to the author, try to teach Hepburn a lesson and make her conform to the standards of the patriarchy. Interesting to note, the author also compares and contrasts several films of Bette Davis, Bacall/Bogart, and Astaire/Rogers with Hepburn's films as well. Excellent read- very professional. The best part about this book probably is that it's loaded with glossy, beautiful pictures from almost every movie Kate made.
Hiclerlsi
This is a superb critical evaluation of all of Hepburn's film roles until 1984. It is the only book about Hepburn that did not disappoint me. Hepburn biographies and studies have often tended to "normalize" Hepburn (eg. Kate - Charles Higham) or rationalize some contradictory aspects of her personality (eg. A Remarkable Woman - Anne Edwards) based on *conclusions drawn from* material that is in media circulation. Andrew Britton, in refreshing contrast, meticulously examines the implied beliefs and thought processes *behind* such material. Hepburn, through Britton's book, emerges in an arena all her own, resisting all attempts at conventional compartmentalization.
I absolutely agree with his views on many movies, say, "Woman of the Year", where Hepburn's presence in the title role suggests an independence and authority which the film's contrived, though expertly acted, ending, tries (unsuccessfully) to suppress. His views on the "violence of the performance" in "Summertime", which makes "the film's project untenable", are also very apt.
Apart from a thorough examination of Hepburn's roles with Tracy, Grant and others, this book makes pointed comparisons between the spinster roles of Bette Davis and Hepburn. It also has a very original discussion on The Philadelphia Story (Hepburn), Ninotchka (Greta Garbo), and Destry Rides Again (Marlene Dietrich), which according to Britton, were attempts to humanize (and hence compromise) its three female stars, who had previously been labelled "box-office poison".
For fans of Hepburn, for serious followers of films, and for all those who are concerned about the hidden ideas that films (sometimes inadvertently) propagate into the filmgoer's mind, this is an objective, insightful book which should not be missed.
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