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Real Sex FilmsThe New Intimacy and Risk in Cinema$
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John Tulloch and Belinda Middleweek

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190244606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190244606.001.0001

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Desire, Intimacy, Transgression, and the Gaze in the Work of Andrea Arnold and Lynne Ramsay

Desire, Intimacy, Transgression, and the Gaze in the Work of Andrea Arnold and Lynne Ramsay

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(p.291) 11 Desire, Intimacy, Transgression, and the Gaze in the Work of Andrea Arnold and Lynne Ramsay
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Real Sex Films
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John Tulloch

Belinda Middleweek

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190244606.003.0013

Chapter 11 revisits feminist screen studies notions of the filmic gaze through the simulated, high-impact sex films made by female directors Andrea Arnold and Lynne Ramsay. With particular emphasis on Arnold’s Red Road and Ramsay’s Morvern Callar, the chapter explores the work of Laura Mulvey, Lynn Williams, Anne Kaplan, Elizabeth Grosz, Slavoj Žižek, and Elena del Rio in light of Horeck and Kendall’s “unsayable” and Grønstad’s “unwatchable” concepts to shift emphasis from the gaze to the role of the sensory and the affective in extreme cinema. Overall, this chapter brings into dialogue the concepts of desire, intimacy, and risk in feminist film studies as part of a larger conversation (undertaken throughout this book) about sociological theories of risk, the mapping of embodiment in feminist geography, and interdisciplinary debates more generally.

Keywords:   filmic gaze, spectatorship, affect, embodiment, desire, intimacy, Andrea Arnold, Lynne Ramsay, Red Road, Morvern Callar

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