Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies by Stella Bruzzi

Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies by Stella Bruzzi soon to be available at the excellent BookLovers of Bath web site!

Published: London & New York: Routledge, 1997, Hardback.

Illustrated by way of: Filmography; Black & White Photographs;

From the cover: Bruzzi shows how, far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities. She uses case studies to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion, and to challenge conventional interpretations.

From Audrey Hepburn in Givenchy, to sharp-suited gangsters in Tarantino movies, clothing is central to film. In Undressing Cinema, Stella Bruzzi explores how far from being mere accessories, clothes are key elements in the construction of cinematic identities, and she proposes new and dynamic links between cinema, fashion and costume history, gender, queer theory and psychoanalysis. Bruzzi uses case studies drawn from contemporary popular cinema to reassess established ideas about costume and fashion in cinema, and to challenge conventional interpretations of how masculinity and femininity are constructed through clothing.

Near Fine.

Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine & Upper Board. [XXI] 226 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I enchant you with top-drawer choices hither or maybe further, hand picked, books in my Cinema catalogue?

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