Adultery and the Female Star

What we find, and why I am claiming that studying the female stars is a satisfying way to approach the study of adultery in the films, is that the star performance of the woman, in the role of the mistress (or much less commonly, ...

Author: Edward Gallafent

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137352248

Category: Social Science

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This book provides an in-depth study of Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, Kim Novak and Meryl Streep, and the treatment of adultery in their films. It avoids the near-impossible challenge of writing about the sheer volume of adultery in film by focusing on specific periods in the work of these four major Hollywood actresses who have each performed roles that share some features but also contain points of difference. The periods discussed cover Davis’s work in 1937 to 1943, Fontaine’s work between 1939 and 1950, Novak in 1954 to 1964, and finally Streep’s work between 1979 and 1985. Closely analysing both established classics and lesser known films, Edward Gallafent explores the work of a broad range of directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Max Ophüls, Sydney Pollack and Billy Wilder. Adultery and the Female Star explores topics such as motherhood, the significance of place, censorship, and adaptation, and is the first book of its kind to take on the topic of adultery in relation to these four actresses. It ultimately argues that our understanding of the adultery narrative is tightly bound up with our understanding of the Hollywood stars that depict it.
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Adultery and the Female Star

This book provides an in-depth study of Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, Kim Novak and Meryl Streep, and the treatment of adultery in their films.

Author: Edward Gallafent

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 113735223X

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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This book provides an in-depth study of Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine, Kim Novak and Meryl Streep, and the treatment of adultery in their films. It avoids the near-impossible challenge of writing about the sheer volume of adultery in film by focusing on specific periods in the work of these four major Hollywood actresses who have each performed roles that share some features but also contain points of difference. The periods discussed cover Davis’s work in 1937 to 1943, Fontaine’s work between 1939 and 1950, Novak in 1954 to 1964, and finally Streep’s work between 1979 and 1985. Closely analysing both established classics and lesser known films, Edward Gallafent explores the work of a broad range of directors including Alfred Hitchcock, Max Ophüls, Sydney Pollack and Billy Wilder. Adultery and the Female Star explores topics such as motherhood, the significance of place, censorship, and adaptation, and is the first book of its kind to take on the topic of adultery in relation to these four actresses. It ultimately argues that our understanding of the adultery narrative is tightly bound up with our understanding of the Hollywood stars that depict it.
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Fantasy of Modernity

As noted earlier, the tone of the star discourse in the vernacular press was consistently moralistic with 'adultery' being its dominant trope. Female stars were either cheating their husbands or stealing other women's husbands.

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The Call of the Heart

... Joan Fontaine, Kim Novak and Meryl Streep will appear in 2018 under the title Adultery and the Female Star. ... He has recently contributed a chapter on James Mason to Lasting Screen Stars (2016) and wrote an entry on stardom in ...

Author: Bruce Babington

Publisher: John Libbey Publishing

ISBN: 9780861969548

Category: Art

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The profusion of research on film history means that there are now few Hollywood filmmakers in the category of Neglected Master; John M Stahl (1886–1950) has been stuck in it for far too long. His strong association with melodrama and the womans film is a key to this neglect; those mainstays of popular cinema are no longer the object of critical scorn or indifference, but Stahl has until now hardly benefited from this welcome change in attitude. His remarkable silent melodramas were either lost, or buried in archives, while his major sound films such as Imitation of Life and Magnificent Obsession, equally successful in their time, have been overshadowed by the glamour of the 1950s remakes by Douglas Sirk. Sirk is a far from neglected figure; Stahls much longer Hollywood career deserves attention and celebration in its own right, as this book definitively shows. Drawing on a wide range of film and document archives, scholars from three continents come together to cover Stahls work, as director and also producer, from its beginnings during World War I to his death, as a still active filmmaker, in 1950. Between them they make a strong case for Stahl as an important figure in cinema history, and as author of many films that still have the power to move their audiences.
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The Latter Day Saints Millennial Star

If the plurality of wives be a divine in- , male and female lose their identity as perstitution , why did not the Lord ... and whosoever shall marry her convey the idea that no man was to have that is divorced , committeth adultery .

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ISBN: SRLF:A0001820257

Category: Mormon Church

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Invisible Stars

Lansing, a successful producer, one of the few women studio executives, was trying to get a feature film made, based on a story line in which a supposedly happily married man commits adultery with a career woman who is single.

Author: Donna Halper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317520184

Category: History

Page: 382

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Invisible Stars was the first book to recognize that women have always played an important part in American electronic media. The emphasis is on social history, as the author skillfully explains how the changing role of women in different eras influenced their participation in broadcasting. This is not just the story of radio stars or broadcast journalists, but a social history of women both on and off the air. Beginning in the early 1920s with the emergence of radio, the book chronicles the ambivalence toward women in broadcasting during the 1930s and 1940s, the gradual change in status of women in the 1950s and 1960s, the increased presence of women in broadcasting in the 1970s, and the successes of women in broadcasting in the 1980s and 1990s. The second edition is expanded to include the social and political changes that occurred in the 2000s, such as the growing number of women talk show hosts; changing attitudes about women in leadership roles in business; more about minority women in media; and women in sports and women sports announcers. The author addresses the question of whether women are in fact no longer invisible in electronic media. She provides an assessment of where progress for women (in society as well as broadcasting) can be seen, and where progress appears totally stalled.
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I Do and I Don t

Since marriage stories often starred the iconic female actresses of the studio system, plots were shaped around them and their sufferings; these movies were women's pictures. For a woman, adultery was thought to be a serious decision, ...

Author: Jeanine Basinger

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307962225

Category: Performing Arts

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From one of our leading film historians and interpreters: a brilliantly researched, irresistibly witty, delightfully illustrated examination of “the marriage movie”; what it is (or isn’t) and what it has to tell us about the movies—and ourselves. As long as there have been feature movies there have been marriage movies, and yet Hollywood has always been cautious about how to label them—perhaps because, unlike any other genre of film, the marriage movie resonates directly with the experience of almost every adult coming to see it. Here is “happily ever after”—except when things aren't happy, and when “ever after” is abruptly terminated by divorce, tragedy . . . or even murder. With her large-hearted understanding of how movies—and audiences—work, Jeanine Basinger traces the many ways Hollywood has tussled with this tricky subject, explicating the relationships of countless marriages from Blondie and Dagwood to the heartrending couple in the Iranian A Separation, from Tracy and Hepburn to Laurel and Hardy (a marriage if ever there was one) to Coach and his wife in Friday Night Lights. A treasure trove of insight and sympathy, illustrated with scores of wonderfully telling movie stills, posters, and ads.
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High Anxiety

In this female remake of Fatal Attraction , her crime , and the film's taboo , is her age rather than adultery . When female stars appear on primetime TV melodramas without makeup — for example , Natalie Wood in Crackers and , recently ...

Author: Patricia Mellencamp

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253207355

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 414

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Operation Desert Storm, I Love Lucy, Anita Hill, Twin Peaks, and Oprah are a few of the subjects which form this "anxiousmosaic of popular culture.
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Motherhood Misconceived

Mrs. Fairbanks reported that her husband was involved with an actress.33 When queried by the press to make a statement concerning the ... 34 The love affair with Fairbanks was the type of scandal that could ruin both their careers.

Author: Heather Addison

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438428154

Category: Social Science

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First collection of essays on cinematic motherhood.
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The Cambridge History of American Music

... such songs described the isolation and loneliness of displaced rural men , openly expressing a man's view of work , family , love , drinking , adultery , and divorce . Kitty Wells ( born 1919 ) emerged as country's first female star ...

Author: David Nicholls

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521454298

Category: Music

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A definitive history of music in the United States, written by a team of scholars and first published in 1998.
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Greek and Roman Actors

... with its stereotypical scenes of knockabout and adultery , which caused offence . Female actors stripping on stage , and Christological mimes which parodied the baptism , further contributed to the reputation of a genre of theatre ...

Author: Lecturer Department of Classics Edith Hall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521651409

Category: History

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Collection of essays exploring all aspects of the actor in the Greek and Roman worlds.
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Popular Cinema in Bengal

Genre, Stars, Public Cultures Madhuja Mukherjee, Kaustav Bakshi ... when I had several men waiting to protest against the film's celebration of a woman's adultery, three elderly women came up to me in confidence to thank me'.45 Later, ...

Author: Madhuja Mukherjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000448924

Category: Social Science

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Popular Cinema in Bengal marks a decisive turn in studies of Bengali language cinema by shifting the focus from auteur and text-based studies to exhaustive readings of the film industry. The book covers a wide range of themes and issues, including: generic tropes (like comedy and action); iconic figurations (of the detective and the city); (female) stars such as Kanan Bala, Sadhana Bose and Aparna Sen; intensities of public debates (subjects of high and low cultures, taste, viewership, gender and sexuality); print cultures (including posters, magazines and song-booklets); cinematic spaces; and trans-media and trans-cultural traffic. By locating cinema within the crosscurrents of geo-political transformations, the book highlights the new and persuasive research that has materialised over the last decade. The authors raise pertinent questions regarding 'regional' cinema as a category, in relation to 'national' cinema models, and trace the non-linear journey of the popular via multiple (media) trajectories. They address subjects of physicality, sexuality and its representations, industrial change, spaces of consumption, and cinema’s meandering directions through global circuits and low-end networks. Highlighting the ever-changing contours of cinema in Bengal in all its popular forms and proposing a new historiography, Popular Cinema in Bengal will be of great interest to scholars of film studies and South-Asian popular culture. The chapters were originally published in the journal South Asian History and Culture.
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The Limits of Limelight

“And for me,” she sighed, still regretting the loss of her single scene with the female stars. The Baby Stars assembled at ... He's by far the biggest wolf in town, and before his divorce committed adultery with countless females.

Author: Margaret Porter

Publisher: Gallica Press

ISBN: 9780990742067

Category: Fiction

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Hollywood turned Ginger Rogers into a star. What will it do for her cousin? Pretty Oklahoma teenager Helen Nichols accepts an invitation from her cousin, rising movie actress Ginger Rogers, and her Aunt Lela, to try her luck in motion pictures. Her relatives, convinced that her looks and personality will ensure success, provide her with a new name and help her land a contract with RKO. As Phyllis Fraser, she swiftly discovers that Depression-era Hollywood’s surface glamor and glitter obscure the ceaseless struggle of the hopeful starlet. Lela Rogers, intensely devoted to her daughter and her niece, outwardly accepting of her stage mother label, is nonetheless determined to establish her reputation as screenwriter, stage director, and studio talent scout. For Phyllis, she’s an inspiring model of grit and persistence in an industry run by men. While Ginger soars to the heights of stardom in musicals with Fred Astaire, Phyllis is tempted by a career more fulfilling than the one she was thrust into. Should she continue working in films, or devote herself to the profession she’s dreamed about since childhood? Which choice might lead her to the lasting love that seems so elusive?
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The New Woman s Film

female stars but fall largely outside the orbit of the woman«s film in terms of concerns, tone and audience, ... as a contemporary romantic melodrama, takes up a theme (adultery) that has preoccupied the woman«s film throughout ...

Author: Hilary Radner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317286479

Category: Social Science

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With the chick flick arguably in decline, film scholars may well ask: what has become of the woman’s film? Little attention has been paid to the proliferation of films, often from the independent sector, that do not sit comfortably in either the category of popular culture or that of high art––films that are perhaps the corollary of the middle-brow novel, or "smart-chick flicks". This book seeks to fill this void by focusing on the steady stream of films about and for women that emerge out of independent American and European cinema, and that are designed to address an international female audience. The new woman's film as a genre includes narratives with strong ties to the woman’s film of classical Hollywood while constituting a new distinctive cycle of female-centered films that in many ways continue the project of second-wave feminism, albeit in a modified form. Topics addressed include: The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood, 1995); the feature-length films of Nicole Holofcener, 1996-2013; the film roles of Tilda Swinton; Rachel Getting Married (Jonathan Demme, 2008); Blue Jasmine (Woody Allen, 2013); Frances Ha (Noah Baumbach, 2012), Belle (Amma Asante, 2013), Fifty Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015) and Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel, 2013-).
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The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology

Adultery is universally defined based on the marital status of the female actor, and adulterous women are viewed as having collaborated in a property crime against their husbands (Daly, Wilson, & Weghorst, 1982).

Author: David M. Buss

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471727224

Category: Psychology

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The foundations of practice and the most recent discoveries in theintriguing newfield of evolutionary psychology Why is the mind designed the way it is? How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior? By taking aim at such questions, the science of evolutionary psychology has emerged as a vibrant new discipline producing groundbreaking insights. In The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, leading contributors discuss the foundations of the field as well as recent discoveries currently shaping this burgeoning area of psychology. Guided by an editorial board made up of such luminaries as Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, Don Symons, Steve Pinker, Martin Daly, Margo Wilson, and Helena Cronin, the text's chapters delve into a comprehensive range of topics, covering the full range of the discipline: Foundations of evolutionary psychology Survival Mating Parenting and kinship Group living Interfaces with traditional disciplines of evolutionary psychology And interfaces across disciplines. In addition to an in-depth survey of the theory and practice of evolutionary psychology, the text also features an enlightening discussion of this discipline in the context of the law, medicine, and culture. An Afterword by Richard Dawkins provides some final thoughts from the renowned writer and exponent of evolutionary theory. Designed to set the standard for handbooks in the field, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an indispensable reference tool for every evolutionary psychologist and student.
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Renaissance Drama by Women Texts and Documents

Secondly, admit men-actors in women's attire are not altogether so bad, so discommendable6 as women stage-players; yet since both of them are evil, ... Sodomy with such other unnatural wickednesses are far more abominable then adultery.

Author: S.P. Cerasano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134962051

Category: Literary Criticism

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Renaissance Drama By Women is a unique volume of plays and documents. For the first time, it demonstrates the wide range of theatrical activity in which women were involved during the Renaissance period. It includes full-length plays, a translated fragment by Queen Elizabeth I, a masque, and a substantial number of historical documents. With full and up-to-date accompanying critical material, this collection of texts is an exciting and invaluable resource for use in both the classroom and research. Special features introduced by the editors include: * introductory material to each play * modernized spellings * extensive notes and annotations * biographical essays on each playwright * a complete bibliography Methodically and authoritatively edited by S.P. Cerasano and Marion Wynne-Davies, Renaissance Drama by Women is a true breakthrough for the study of women's literature and performance.
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Laughter Humor and the Un making of Gender

During performances of mimes, a male audience member is, for example, believed to capture an image of the female ... of an assumed identification of female actors with prostitutes: according to the Gospel redefinition of adultery ...

Author: A. Foka

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137463654

Category: Social Science

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Humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. Throughout history, it has played a crucial role in defining gender roles and identities. This collection offers an in-depth thematic examination of this relationship between humor and gender, spanning a variety of historical and cultural backdrops.
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From France With Love

It also reflects women's changed social status in an era where they no longer necessarily need – at least in economic terms – to grin and bear it when faced with male adultery. Chronic adultery is the principal misdemeanour for which ...

Author: Mary Harrod

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857739902

Category: Social Science

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Love stories have always been at the heart of French cinema, but romantic comedies have, until recently, been absent from it. In 2001, the global success of Amelie catalysed a major development in the Western world's second-largest film industry: the appropriation of the 'Hollywood' romantic comedy genre (or Rom-Com a l'Americaine). In From France with Love, Mary Harrod explores this contemporary phenomenon, examining both local hits and films with international status. Using socio-cultural data, box-office figures and analysis of critical reception, she reveals the ways in which these films mirror shifting attitudes towards gender roles within French society, as well as the increasingly important interrelation between French national cinema and transnational filmmaking paradigms.
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THE BEST OF THE KAMBULOW

An adultery that was more hideous and gross because Collins raped unsuspecting trusting women, ... He resigned from his board position one day after a story in the Fort Worth StarTelegram reported the women's allegations and their ...

Author: walter kambulow

Publisher: walter kambulow

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Category: Religion

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As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him. For who is God, except the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God? It is God who arms me with strength, And makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places. He teaches my hands to make war, So that my arms can bend a bow of bronze. You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up, Your gentleness has made me great. Psalm 18:30-35 The book is the compilation of what we consider to be some of the best chapters in the many different books that we wrote.
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Tempted Women

The Passions, Perils, and Agonies of Female Infidelity Carol Botwin ... Maria Callas, the opera star, carried on her liaison with Aristotle Onassis quite openly, even though she was married at the time. What all this public exposure of ...

Author: Carol Botwin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453268070

Category: Family & Relationships

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Over the past ten years, the number of wives who have affairs has grown dramatically—recent surveys suggest by as much as 50 percent. Yet in all the acres of space devoted to male infidelity, so far this has been a largely untouched subject. In this guide, Carol Botwin—advice columnist, therapist, and author—rushes to help rather than condemn. Drawing from six hundred interviews and case histories—with both husbands and wives—Botwin examines causes, initial attractions, affairs in progress, endings, and aftermaths. Throughout, she offers her experienced advice and solutions on how to deal with a lover, children, and husband after the affair has dealt a devastating blow to the marriage. Other books by the author include Men Who Can’t be Faithful and Is There Sex After Marriage?
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