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Gillian Armstrong Synopsis

Gillian Armstrong is a prolific and versatile film director whose work spans over five decades, three continents and numerous movie forms. Like other directors acclaimed for their accomplishments across a suite of movie genres, Armstrong makes movies with a distinct and recurring set of concerns. These include a focus on biography or life narrative; an interest in adapting popular 'literary' stories into cinematic forms; charismatic and often eccentric female characters; and issues of social class and exclusion. Committed to creating stories featuring strong female characters, Armstrong has significantly revised period adaptations, biographical story-telling and all forms of documentary, from a feminist perspective. This book argues that Armstrong is a genuine 'auteur' in the classic sense of the term and that her work in small- to mid-budget films has allowed for the emergence of a persistent set of themes and characters.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474440516
Publication date: 30th November 2020
Author: Julia (Flinders University) Erhart
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Film theory & criticism, Film theory & criticism,

About Julia (Flinders University) Erhart

Julia Erhart is Associate Professor in Screen and Media Studies at Flinders University.

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