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Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks – Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Talkies, Road Movies and Chick Flicks: Gender, Genre and Film Sound in American Cinema

Heidi Wilkins


The representation of gender in film remains an intensely debated topic, particularly in academic considerations of US mainstream cinema where it is often perceived as perpetuating rigid, binary views of gender, and reinforcing patriarchal, dominant notions of masculinity and femininity. While previous scholarly discussion has focused on visual or narrative portrayals of gender, this book considers the ways that film sound – music, voice, sound effects and silence – is used to represent gender. Taking a socio-historical approach, Heidi Wilkins investigates a range of popular US genres includin ... More

Keywords: Gender, Genre, Film Sound, American Cinema, Patriarchy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474406895
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406895.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Heidi Wilkins, author
University of Essex