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Riddles of The Sphinx

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Feminist film theorist Laura Mulvey is known for her critique of gendered relationships in film and her interest in creating new, different kinds of cinematic pleasure. This film, one of the most important films to emerge from the 1970s, seeks in its combination of theoretical principles and formal innovation to construct a gender neutral film language. It tells the story of a mother/child relationship in the context of Oedipus' encounter with the Sphinx. Louise is a middle class woman with a four...more

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