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Complicated women

sex and power in pre-code Hollywood
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St. Martin"s Griffin , New York
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StatementMick LaSalle
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.W6 L37 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination293 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24751754M
ISBN 100312284314
OCLC/WorldCa50602795

Complicated Women is intelligent, highly readable, informative and perceptive in equal measure. It tells the story of the Pre-Codes (uncensored Hollywood films between and ) in the best possible context, with just enough examples and synopsys to makes its points without ever becoming boring or overbearing.4/5.

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LaSalle would later follow up with a companion book on the subject, Dangerous Men: Pre-Code Hollywood and the Birth of the Modern Man. Books shelved as complicated-women: My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell, Temper by Layne Fargo, Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak, Whisper Network.

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“LaSalle's marvelous Complicated Women is the best kind of film book, making us see with fresh eyes the women of pre-Code Hollywood, a truly revolutionary lot by any standards. LaSalle wittily and insightfully celebrates the multiform 'New Woman' of. COMPLICATED WOMEN: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood User Review - Kirkus.

An overdue tribute to the myriad of strong and independent women film stars of pre-Code Hollywood ().LaSalle provides a detailed summary of an important five-year period in Hollywood history 4/5(1).

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Mick LaSalle’s Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood takes an entirely different tack. The book is an unabashed paean to the actresses, and their roles, who account for so much of its interest. The author stakes out his territory early.

What powerful, complicated women who were able to shine even for a brief time. Review by Christian Doig ★★★ Narrated by Jane Fonda, this TCM documentary attempts to condense a page book in under an hour minutes, to be pretty accurate-- and the end result, in comparison with other similar cases such as, for instance, Easy Riders /5(79).

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Directed by Hugh Munro Neely. With Jane Fonda, Frances Dee, Kitty Carlisle, Molly Haskell. A look at actresses who starred in films with thought-provoking subjects made between - before the Hollywood Production Code was enforced/10(10).

‎Between andwomen in American cinema were modern. For five short years women in American cinema were modern. They took lovers, had babies out of wedlock, got rid of cheating husbands, enjoyed their sexuality, led unapologetic careers and, in general, acted the way many think women only a 4/5(1).

There is nothing more fascinating in the universe than a complicated woman. Most men seem to find women to be complete mysteries, but I never really seemed to have that problem.

Women are human. A woman is complicated for a very good reason: to separate the horny, needy and desperate guys from the one man who can uniquely love, adore and appreciate her. What men refer to as "playing games. Complicated Women is the documentary companion to Mick LaSalle's book about women in the pre-code era.

The time from the first talkies through to the enforcement of the Production Code is known as the pre-code era, a great time for movie making.

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Subjects ranging from marital infidelity, prostitution, abortion, nudity, drug use, and other. Between andwomen in American cinema took lovers, had babies out of wedlock, and enjoyed their sexuality.

Then, in Julythe draconian Production Code came into force. This work takes the reader on a tour of pre-Code Hollywood. Complicated Women is a perfect read for film aficionados and scholars for its extensive research and keen, in depth analysis as well as for casual movie fans and general readers with its engaging page turner aesthetic.

Anybody who is a fan of Molly Haskell’s writing must read this book pronto. COMPLICATED WOMEN: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood User Review - Kirkus. An overdue tribute to the myriad of strong and independent women film stars of pre-Code Hollywood ().LaSalle provides a detailed summary of an important five-year period in 4/5(1).

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As they see it, film roles for Author: Popmatters Staff. Complicated Women Don’t say I never gave you nothin’. That there is a TCM-produced documentary based on Mick LaSalle’s wonderful Complicated Women, a book I’d heartily recommend getting your grubby mitts on sooner than you can say “goddamned Production Code.”.

Mick LaSalle's Complicated Women is a revelation: He takes us back, with wit, passion, and intelligence, to those brief shining years of the early s when Hollywood women movie stars like Norma Shearer could be erotic, funny, and independent--with no hell to pay., In prose as snappy and sassy as the movies he describes, LaSalle restores to their rightful stature smart, 5/5(2).

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