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Well, there's also the character played by Mia Farrow in "Another Woman", by
Woody Allen.Her pregnancy represents the latent , so-far dormant new life
Gena Rowlands is so afraid to bring herself to live.To buttress this
metaphor, multiple references to the painting HOPE (depicting a pregnant
woman) are made in the movie.
All these element point to the forth-coming birth of a new woman,"Another
Woman" : Gena Rowlands is,in a way, pregnant with herself, amidst these
other pregnant women.
In that movie,then, pregnancy stands for promise and potentiality.

Thomas.

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From: Goodwin-Kelly, Mary Kate <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: representations of pregnancy


> I am working on a paper in which I want to consider the history of
pregnancy
> in film and television representation-both the concealment of  actresses'
> pregnancies and the spectacular representations of actresses' OR their
> characters' pregnancies. Examples include Marge Gunderson's pregnancy in
> Fargo (I don't believe Frances McDormand was pregnant during the
production
> of this film though I'd be interested in anyone's ability to confirm or
> disprove my suspicion) and Lacey's pregnancy in Cagney and Lacey
(occasioned
> by Tyne Daly's actual pregnancy).  If anyone has examples of other TV or
> film scenarios that I might consider, I'd appreciate any suggestion.  Or
if
> you know of any research or scholarship that deals with this issue, I'd
> appreciate those suggestions as well.
>
> Thanks,
> Mary Kate Goodwin-Kelly
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