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The “Femme” Fatale in Brazilian Cinema

Challenging Hollywood Norms

  • Authors
  • Antônio Márcio da Silva

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Antônio Márcio da Silva
    Pages 1-19
  3. Antônio Márcio da Silva
    Pages 21-45
  4. Antônio Márcio da Silva
    Pages 47-72
  5. Antônio Márcio da Silva
    Pages 169-174
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 175-215

About this book

Introduction

In film, the femme fatale has long been constructed as a beautiful heterosexual Caucasian woman. Da Silva shows the need to incorporate diverse ethnic groups and male homosexuals into the range of "femmes" fatales and examines how the Brazilian representations cross gender, race, and class and offer alternatives to the dominant Hollywood model.

Keywords

cinema film gender Hollywood

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