All that Hollywood Allows explores the representation of gender in popular Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s. Both a work of feminist film criticism and theory and an analysis of popular culture, this provocative book examines from a cultural studies perspective top-grossing film melodramas, such as A Streetcar Named Desire, From Here to Eternity, East of Eden, Imitation of Life and Picnic.
Stereotypically viewed as a complacent and idyllic time, the 1950s were actually a time of dislocation and great social change. Jackie Byars argues that mass media texts of the period, especially films, provide evidence of society's consuming preoccupation with the domestic sphere - the nuclear family and its values - and she shows how Hollywood melodramas interpreted and extended societal debates concerning family structure, sexual divisions of labour, and gender roles. Her readings of these films assess a variety of critical methodologies and approaches to textual analysis, some central to feminist film studies and some previously bypassed by scholars in the field.
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"[Byars'] brave words and intellectual daring are justified by her brilliant and original execution of her critical principles and beliefs, as she studies and analyzes conflict in an impressive range of films. . . . Byars brings an intense and compelling commitment to her readings of Hollywood films."-- ANQ Jackie Byars has written both a work of feminist film criticism and theory and an analysis of popular culture. This provocative book examines the issue of gender using the twenty-five top-grossing films of the 1950s, including A Streetcar Named Desire, From Here to Eternity, and East of Eden.
'All That Hollywood Allows' explores the representation of gender in popular Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s, the last decade in which film enjoyed a pivotal cultural position.
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