Quotation by Jeanine Basinger

The woman's world ... is shown as a series of limited spaces, with the woman struggling to get free of them. The struggle is what the film is about; what is struggled against is the limited space itself. Consequently, to make its point, the film has to deny itself and suggest it was the struggle that was wrong, not the space.
Jeanine Basinger (b. 1936), U.S. movie and social historian. A Woman's View, ch. 7 (1993).

On the Hollywood "woman's" movies of the 1930s and 1940s that had as their stars such actors as Rosalind Russell, Katharine Hepburn, Joan Crawford, and Bette Davis.
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