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Riddles of the Sphinx (1977)

| Drama | 1977 (UK)
In this avant-garde classic, protagonist Louise deals with a change in her lifestyle in which she must learn to negotiate domestic life and motherhood.
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Dinah Stabb Dinah Stabb ... Louise
Merdelle Jordine Merdelle Jordine ... Maxine
Riannon Tise Riannon Tise ... Anna
Clive Merrison ... Chris
Marie Green Marie Green ... Acrobat
Paula Melbourne Paula Melbourne ... Rope Act
Crisse Trigger Crisse Trigger ... Juggler
Mary Maddox Mary Maddox ... Voice Off (voice)
Laura Mulvey Laura Mulvey ... Self / Voice Off
Marion Dain Marion Dain
Rosalind Delmer Rosalind Delmer
Mary Dickenson Mary Dickenson
Rosamund Howe Rosamund Howe
Carole James
Claire Johnston Claire Johnston
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In this avant-garde classic, protagonist Louise deals with a change in her lifestyle in which she must learn to negotiate domestic life and motherhood.

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fascinatingly bizarre
4 May 2001 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

I watched this movie about five years ago in Women and Film class at Rutgers. Disappointed with the class itself and the lecturer. I was not disappointed by the wide array of films including the Riddles by Laura Mulvey. THe film is bizarre to describe. But I still am drawn to it somehow. I wish it was on video. I even felt the smell from the screen like purple at me. I never smelled a film before. I still would like to see it again for a better perspective. Whether you are interested in the bizarre and unusual aspect of film-making, this film might be for you. It doesn't really have much of a storyline. A woman wants to seek independence from her marriage but is still a mother. I never understood it and still don't but I would love to see it again if I had the opportunity. Laura Mulvey is an acquired taste that we grow accustomed too.


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