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From Reverence to Rape : The Treatment of Women in the Movies, Paperback / softback Book

From Reverence to Rape : The Treatment of Women in the Movies Paperback / softback


A revolutionary classic of feminist cinema criticism, Molly Haskell's From Reverence to Rape remains as insightful, searing, and relevant as it was the day it was first published.

Ranging across time and genres from the golden age of Hollywood to films of the late twentieth century, Haskell analyzes images of women in movies, the relationship between these images and the status of women in society, the stars who fit these images or defied them, and the attitudes of their directors.

This new edition features both a new foreword by New York Times film critic Manohla Dargis and a new introduction from the author that discusses the book's reception and the evolution of her views.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780226412894



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