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Bluebell, short film and feminist film practice as research: Strategies for dissemination and peer review

Crofts, Charlotte

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This article seeks to reflect on my filmmaking practice through a discussion of my short film Bluebell (2003), situating the film within a theoretical context and providing a ‘route map’ of the practice research process. The film uses the cliché of ‘stranger rape’ to set up and upset audience expectations of rape narrative, challenging the construction of women as the victims rather than survivors of rape. Drawing on previous research on Angela Carter's reworking of Perrault's Little Red Riding Hood, and its reception by the feminist sisterhood, the article explores the opportunities and the dangers of feminist reappropriation of patriarchal narratives. The formal properties of the short film are examined as a potentially radical space for the emergent feminist filmmaker and strategies of dissemination and peer review are put forward. © 2007 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Crofts, C. (2007). Bluebell, short film and feminist film practice as research: Strategies for dissemination and peer review. Journal of Media Practice, 8(1), 7-24. https://doi.org/10.1386/jmpr.8.1.7_1

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2007
Deposit Date Sep 23, 2010
Journal Journal of Media Practice
Print ISSN 1468-2753
Electronic ISSN 2040-0926
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 1
Pages 7-24
DOI https://doi.org/10.1386/jmpr.8.1.7_1
Keywords short film, practice research, peer review, feminist filmmaking, rape narrative
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1028154
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/jmpr.8.1.7_1
Additional Information Additional Information : This article © Intellect 2007

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