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A87929310 - The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1974 - 1992

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Bluebottle

Entry: The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1974 - 1992 - A87929310
Author: Bluebottle - U43530

The end of the story smiley - puff

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A87929310 - The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1974 - 1992

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SashaQ - happysad

I have just encountered Anna Vooshka in the book I'm reviewing at the moment, so I found this Entry smiley - ok

I've seen a bit of That's Carry On quite recently - it was cleverly done, and I did notice that the clips chosen passed the Bechdel Test smiley - ok

Superb concluding paragraph smiley - applausesmiley - biggrin


A87929310 - The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1974 - 1992

Post 3

Bluebottle

Ooh, what book is it and what does it say about her?

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A87929310 - The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1974 - 1992

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SashaQ - happysad

As you saw smiley - winkeye it is this book A87930165

I'll check the book later and let you know exactly what was said, as the author found her a particularly notable character!


A87929310 - The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1974 - 1992

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SashaQ - happysad

Here is the paragraph!

"It is in the 1970s film Carry On Behind that the female Celluloid Archaeologist made the deepest impression. Her aggressively sexual pursuit of Kenneth Williams' male archaeologist character shows that she did not take the apparent male domination of the profession lying down. The character of Professor Anna Vooshka can be described as the most pronounced concept of the female Celluloid Archaeologist. It is probably the highlight of her [the female Celluloid Archaeologist's] career, especially as she flirts her way through the film, oblivious to her colleague's obvious discomfort."

Page 15 in 'Digging Holes in Popular Culture', Edited by Miles Russell, Oxbow Books 2002.


A87929310 - The Ultimate Carry On Film Guide: 1974 - 1992

Post 6

Bluebottle

Thanks for that, it's very interesting - though I think I would say 'playful and determined', 'aggressive' seems a little harsh. She's definitely a fun character who is enjoying herself, and unusually a unique one too (most other 'Carry On' characters are essentially the same role over and over again).

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