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Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film( )
Author: Sabine, Maureen
ISBN:978-1-299-59159-2
Publication Date:Jan 2013
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $115.00
Book Description:

Ingrid Bergman's engaging screen performance as Sister Mary Benedict in The Bells of St. Mary's made the film nun a star and her character a shining standard of comparison. She represented the religious life as the happy and rewarding choice of a modern woman who had a "complete understanding" of both erotic and spiritual desire. How did this vibrant and mature nun figure come to be viewed as girlish and naive? Why have she and her cinematic sisters in postwar popular film so often...
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Pages:351
Detailed Subjects: Performing Arts / Film / General



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