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The Women Who Leapt Through Time: The Representation of Women in Sci-Fi Films

The Stepford Wives

  • 로봇
  • SF
  • 걸 파워

USA|1975|110min |

Code Time Theater Rate GV Ticketing
328 7/15  10:00 CGV Sopoong 6 15
927 7/21  11:00 CGV Sopoong 5 15
328 7/15  10:00CGV Sopoong 6
15
927 7/21  11:00CGV Sopoong 5
15

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Synopsis

Joanna Eberhart has come with her family to the quaint little town of Stepford, Connecticut, but soon discovers there lies a sinister truth under the all too perfect behavior of the female residents; a display of self-realization being decimated by a patriarchal society.

Program Note

The film, The Stepford Wives (2004) directed by Frank Oz and starring Nicole Kidman is more familiar to recent audiences, however, the story about the village to replace the wives by the obedient and harding working sex robot is more suitable for thriller genre than comedy. The director, Bryan Forbes made a SF novel, The Stepford Wives , which was written by Ira Levin and published in 1972 occurring heated reaction and controversy in the fever of second-generation feminism sparked in the States in 1970s, into a film. This film pinpoints that the submissive and happy image of housewives made by the American media repeatedly is sophisticated way of abusive patriarchy eventually. Also, it awaken the fact that set-up to seize upon the weak point in the reality is more important aspect for the great SF film than displaying the high-technology. Several scenes, such as the one Joanna finds out secrets of ‘Stepford’ wives or the scene Joanna encounters another herself and the ending scene of perfect housewives wandering the shopping center, become the ground to be labeled this film as horror genre. We can find the interesting similarity with recent film Get Out which is a great horror film based on the racial hatred. (PARK Hye-eun)

Director

브라이언 포브스

Bryan FORBES

Born in 1926, an English film director, screenwriter, film producer, actor and novelist, described as a ‘Renaissance man’ and ‘one of the most important figures in the British film industry’. He directed the film The Stepford Wives and wrote and directed several other critically acclaimed films.

Credit

Producer
Edgar J. Scherick

Screenplay
William Goldman

Author of the Original Work
Ira Levin

Cinematographer
Owen Roizman

Editor
Timothy Gee

Music
Michael Small

Production Design
Gene Callahan

Cast
Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss

Sales
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