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ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt$
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E. Dawn Hall

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781474411127

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.001.0001

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Kelly Reichardt as Auteur

Kelly Reichardt as Auteur

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(p.1) Chapter 1 Kelly Reichardt as Auteur
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ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt
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E. Dawn Hall

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0001

Referencing Laura Mulvey, Andre Bazin and Andrew Sarris, this chapter discusses auteur characteristics and explores how Kelly Reichardt is contributing to a definition of feminist avant-garde cinema through her production methods, content, and form. Reichardt offers a 21st century alternative to traditional mainstream cinematic ideologies and her filming style politicizes her cinematic form. While discussing differences between Hollywood and independent filmmaking practices, this chapter also posits alternatives to mainstream cinematic pleasure.

Keywords:   Feminist avant-garde cinema, Independent Film, Cinematic Pleasure, Hollywood, Auteur Theory, Andre Bazin

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