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Postmodern Chick Flicks

The Return of the Woman’s Film


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About this book


In this extensive analysis of the renewed popularity of the 'woman's film' in the 1990s, Roberta Garrett examines melodrama, romantic comedy, costume drama and female-led noirs , revealing the way they blend classical and contemporary themes and formal devices.


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  1. 1.University of East LondonUK

About the authors

ROBERTA GARRETT is a Senior Lecturer in Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of East London, UK. She has published in the areas of film and cultural theory.

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