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By Amy Lawrence

Do ladies in classical Hollywood cinema ever actually communicate for themselves? In Echo and Narcissus, Amy Lawrence examines 8 vintage movies to teach how women's speech is many times built as a "problem," an affront to male authority. This ebook expands feminist reviews of the illustration of girls in movie, permitting us to work out person motion pictures in new methods, and to invite new questions of different films.

Using Sadie Thompson (1928), Blackmail (1929), Rain (1932), The Spiral Staircase, Sorry,Wrong Number, Notorious, Sunset Boulevard (1950) and To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), Lawrence illustrates how women's voices are situated inside of narratives that require their submission to patriarchal roles and the way their makes an attempt to talk galvanize more and more critical repression. She additionally indicates how women's common skill to talk is interrupted, made tricky, or conditioned to a suffocating measure via sound expertise itself. phones, phonographs, voice-overs, and dubbing are foregrounded, referred to as upon to silence girls and to revive the primacy of the image.

Unlike the use of "voice" by means of feminist and literary critics to debate wide problems with authorship and viewpoint, in movie reviews the actual voice itself is a first-rate concentration. Echo and Narcissus exhibits how assumptions in regards to the "deficiencies" of women's voices and speech are embedded in sound's historical past, know-how, makes use of, and advertising and marketing. additionally, the development of the woman's voice is inserted into the ideologically loaded cinematic and narrative conventions governing the illustration of ladies in Hollywood film.

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