Dual occupancy: Melbourne and the feminist drama of dwelling in monkey grip

Craven, Allison (2012) Dual occupancy: Melbourne and the feminist drama of dwelling in monkey grip. Studies in Australasian Cinema , 5 (3). pp. 333-342.

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Abstract

Monkey Grip is viewed as a film that evokes the sexual politics of feminism and of city life, and can thus be seen as both a feminist film and a 'Melbourne film', a convergence that emerges in other films made and set in Melbourne, including Love and Other Catastrophes. The city appears as a centre of dwelling and habitation, with attention drawn to the spectacle of the interiors of the residences, in which much of the action occurs, and with reflection on the conditions and values of production. Bachelard's notion of the house image is applied to distinguish the performances of gender from those in films in non-urban settings.

Item ID: 22359
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 1750-3183
Projects and Grants: Paradise Post-National
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2012 02:30
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200212 Screen and Media Culture @ 10%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190201 Cinema Studies @ 90%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 60%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950299 Communication not elsewhere classified @ 40%
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