AGORA
: Dragged from her chariot by a mob of fanatical vigilante Christian monks, the revered astronomer was stripped naked, skinned to her bones with sharp oyster shells, stoned and burned alive as possibly the first executed witch in history. A kind of purge that was apparently big business back then.


CRITICAL WOMEN HEADLINES

1/17/09

Domesticating Female Desire At The Movies




The Fallen Woman And The Rise Of The Screen Siren: The Case Of The Pervert's Guide To Cinema, Kim Novak, And Disempowerment By Suicide In Vertigo.




Sophie Fiennes' The Pervert's Guide To Cinema showcases a gabby shrink's repetitive, often meaningless psychobabble about movies, intermittently projecting male anxiety and aggression on objectified female desire and its imagined culpability. Astute analysis or personal obsession? Paging the shrink's shrink.


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