Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Secretary is the companion volume to the hit film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader. We are proud to announce that it is the first release in our new Soft Skull Screen Print series, the goal of which is, in the first instance, to publish screenplays as literature, and, in the second instance, to give the reader insight into the process whereby text becomes image. "Secretary is the darkly comic tale of a young woman who finds love in a satisfying sadomasochistic relationship with her boss. Simultaneously sweet and subversive, the success of the film is due to Erin Cressida Wilson's masterful adaptation of Mary Gaitskill's 1989 short story. Some may be tempted by squeamishness when Maggie Gyllenhaal's character is bent over and methodically spanked in the office--punishment for her typos--but the twist is in her surprised joy and redemption from her own psychic distress. This un-PC version of romantic comedy is provocative in its ability to transcend stereotypes. "Secretary combines aclose-up look at the adaptation and screenwriting process with a behind-the-scenes view of film from the perspective of its creators. In addition to the screenplay, the book also includes Erin Cressida Wilson's provocative introductory essay about how she came to write the film (and in which she confesses her own penchant for spanking), an interview with director Steven Shainberg by David Breskin, drawings and blocking notes from Shinberg's director's note-books, and previously unpublished photos from the set. Bonus materials include a foreword by Molly Haskell, author of "From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies, as well as an excerpt from the original short story "Secretary"by Mary Gaitskill. "Secretary is an essential and fascinating study of independent movie. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: In the film that was awarded a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Lee Holloway is hired for a secretarial position at the law office of E. Edward Grey, despite having only recently been released from a mental institution. It is not long before Lee and Mr. Grey embark on a workplace S&M romance. Her family tries to lure her back into the conventional non-S&M world, but Lee, now fully aware of her deepest feelings, refuses to budge. Based on acclaimed short story by Mary Gaitskill, SECRETARY toys with our expectations of love, sexuality and intimacy, while exploring the delicate balance between pain and healing, control and surrender. Shot through with bold, unflinching humour and a strange yet seductive eroticism, SECRETARY is, at its core, a powerful and unique love story.
Dal risvolto interno: Freud famously and bemusedly said that women's sexuality was a dark continent, and in fact so repressed were our impulses, so deeply denied, that it has taken a sea change in mores to admit to some of the less 'acceptable' ones at all. We have been waiting for cartographers like Erin Cressida Wilson to lead the way into this uncharted territory, to identify the routes through the thicket of previously inadmissible appetites and fantasies…At last a feminist—or a post-feminist, as Wilson has been described—with the nerve and talent to challenge the orthodoxies of power and powerlessness that have too often locked feminism into a Manichaean view of gender relations.
—from the foreword by Molly Haskell, author of From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movies
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Soft Skull Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-106-09-6781816
Descrizione libro Soft Skull Press, Brooklyn, 2003. Softcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 164 pages. Softcover. Very good condition. FILM. A darkly comic tale of a young woman who finds love in a satisfying sadomasochistic relationship with her boss. This un-PC version of a romantic comedy is provocative in its ability to transcend sterotypes. Based on a short story by Mary Gaitskill and directed by Steven Shainberg. (Key Words: Secretaries, Film, Screenplays, Bosses, Sadomasochism, Film Scripts). First Edition (unstated). ScreenPrint Series Editi. book. Codice libro della libreria 8699X3
Descrizione libro Soft Skull Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P021887128190
Descrizione libro Soft Skull Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG1887128190
Descrizione libro Soft Skull Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 1887128190
Descrizione libro Soft Skull Press, 2003. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P111887128190