By George Tiffin
Pithy put-downs, hard-boiled snarlings, phrases of affection and regret...ALL the easiest traces provides 500 memorable motion picture charges, embracing either one-liners ('My identify is Pussy Galore') and slices of snappy discussion from photos as different as while Harry Met Sally and Pulp Fiction. prepared less than such undying topics as goals, acquaintances, Libido and thoughts, the prices juxtapose movies and stars from each period and each style. Dotted in the course of the textual content are characteristic drugs targeting issues and tales within the videos from Goldwynisms to Mae West, plus a beneficiant scattering of cinema anecdotes, making the e-book either a pleasure to browse and an authoritative reference. Lavishly illustrated with full-colour images, the entire top traces will satisfaction and entertain you in equivalent degree, reacquainting you along with your favorite videos and introducing you to a few forgotten classics. someone who loves the films should be extremely joyful to discover it of their Christmas stocking.
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10 Dedicated to a life of seduction and sexual conquest, Valmont’s ﬂirtatious sensibility appears to be inﬂuenced as much by narcissism as it is by the pleasure of sexual conquest. The ﬁlm is underscored throughout by the themes of jealousy and revenge as Valmont and his lover, the ruthless ‘Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil’ (Glenn Close), engage in a battle of sexual and psychological one-upmanship. The cynicism of their game playing is countered by scenes of mutual sexual ﬂirtation and intense jealous mistrust, in which the couple’s love for one another is also accompanied by the fear of intimacy implied by such jealous desire.
21 From the perspective of the castration complex, fantasies of possession play a crucial role in the male Oedipal journey. It arguably follows, as a number of empirical studies suggest, that later loss-provoking situations are experienced in a far more brutal and sudden way by men than by women (Baumgart, 1990: 187). In Freudian terms, women have less to lose in terms of their already castrated status, and so are more likely to experience depressive loss on a daily basis, in a more protracted way (Moi, 1987).
The infantile wish for oral gratiﬁcation is theoretically elaborated by the psychoanalysts Melanie Klein (1882–1960) and her followers, who emphasize the destructive potential in the ﬁrst infantile relationship at the breast, placing it at the centre of their psychoanalytic narrative of the ambivalent feeling subject (Klein, 1957; Riviere, 1932). However, Klein also argues that it is possible to experience a reparative jealousy, and I now turn to her work to explore this further. 16 In contrast to Freud, Klein argues that the foundation of jealousy lies in the preOedipal level of paranoid envy at the breast.