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Cinematernity:
Film, Motherhood, Genre
Lucy Fischer

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments
1Introduction: Motherhood and Film: A Critical Genealogy3
2The Trick Film: The Lady Vanishes: Women, Magic, and the Movies37
3Silent Melodrama: Way Down East: Melodrama, Metaphor, and the Maternal Body56
4The Horror Film: Birth Traumas: Parturition and Horror in Rosemary's Baby73
5The Crime Film: Mama's Boy: Filial Hysteria in White Heat92
6Film Comedy: "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child": Comedy and Matricide111
7The Thriller: The Hand That Shocks the Cradle: The Maternal Thriller131
8The Postmodern Film: Postmodernity and Postmaternity: High Heels and Imitation of Life162
9The Nonfiction Film: "The Reproduction of Mothering": Documenting the Mother-Daughter Bond179
10Epilogue: Maternity and the Artist: "A Remarkable Zoological Species"214
Index231

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