Title

From the Portrait to the Close-Up: Gender and Technology in Still Photography and Hollywood Cinematography

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2006

Abstract

During the second two decades of the twentieth century, Hollywood, cinematographers drew on the conventions of portrait photography to develop their own figure-lighting strategies. Although the two practices relied on different kinds of technology, cinematographers retained the larger strategy of structuring their stylistic techniques according to a logic of sexual difference.

Document Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1353/cj.2006.0034

Publisher

University of Illinois Press

Publication Information

Cinema Journal

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