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"I Do Want to Live!": Female Voices, Male Discourse, and Hollywood Biopics

Dennis Bingham
Cinema Journal
Vol. 38, No. 3 (Spring, 1999), pp. 3-26
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225522
Page Count: 24
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Abstract

Complicating cherished assumptions about film biography, the fifties, and female spectatorship, "I Want to Live!" finds male filmmakers identifying with a female protagonist in opposition to the male institutions of the media and the law in a work that aligns melodrama with realism.

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