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Scott Andrew Hutchins <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 21 Nov 2002 00:22:17 -0500
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I'm working on some scripts like that--_The Hollow People_, _Monster in My
Pocket_, _Misused Minds_--though in the last the most violent thing the
character does is smack her friend, but the script hints for a long time at
her potential to do violence.  ;)

_The Hangman's Light_ would fit your description, as would _Titus_.  Some of
Dario Argento's women almost reach this level, but not quite.

Scott Andrew Hutchins
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From: "Pizzato, Mark" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 1:38 PM
Subject: Violent Screen Women--Types

> Thanks for all the suggestions thus far.  I probably should have explained
> before that my current list (and course structure) involves the types
> developed by Barbara Creed in her psychoanalytic book, THE MONSTROUS
> FEMININE: the maternal monster (archaic mother and monstrous womb), the
> devilish (possessed) girl, the lady vampire, the witch, and the vengeful
> lover (femme castratrice)--to which I add the female serial killer, the
> woman soldier, and the female detective (as versions of the femme fatale
> woman warrior).  Of course, there's also the "final girl" in slasher
> but she's only violent at the end to escape the villain.  I'm especially
> interested in films (or other types) where the violent screen woman is a
> complex character: victim, villain, and hero in one, throughout the
> film--not purely good or evil.
> Any further suggestions of films involving these character types, or of
> other categories?
> mp
> Mark Pizzato, PhD
> Assoc. Prof. of Theatre
> Dept. of Dance and Theatre
> Univ. of North Carolina at Charlotte
> Charlotte, NC 28223
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