Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bound to One Particular Demographic?

When I initially uploaded my first regarding pornography and Berger’s Ways Of Seeing, I didn’t realize that some of the films we would be viewing would incorporate traditional aspects of classic pornographic narratives. The most recent film Bound, though not … Continue reading Continue reading

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Freudian Slips

Bound (1996) was an interesting movie in many ways.  I have not watched many movies with lesbian sex in it, so the beginning scenes definitely came as a surprise for me.  The only other movie I have scene that depicts … Continue reading Continue reading

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Shinto and Buddhism: the same, or seperate?

In one of our latest readings, Kuroda Toshio states that most people think that Shinto either, “has existed without interruption throughout Japanese history,” or that, “throughout history there have always been Shinto-like beliefs and customs” (Toshio 453). Toshio strongly disagrees … Continue reading Continue reading

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Each Kindness, by Jaqueline Woodson

Each  Kindness, by Jaqueline Woodson and illustrated by E.B. Lewis, is the beautiful and honest story about Maya, the new girl in school.  It is told from the perspective of Chloe, a girl in Maya’s class.  Despite her sweet and generous personality, Chloe and her friends continually reject and make fun of Maya for her shabby […] Continue reading

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“Rear Window”- does it fit the criteria of film noir?

After watching my first ever Alfred Hitchcock movie, “Rear Window” last week I learned in our class book, Cinema Studies, about the genre of film created in the 1940s titled “film noir.” Although there were many aspects of “Rear Window” … Continue reading Continue reading

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Minding Your Own Beeswax and the Middlemarch Twitterverse

“News is often dispersed as thoughtlessly and effectively as that pollen which the bees carry off (having no idea how powdery they are) when they are buzzing in search of their particular nectar.”  -George Eliot, Middlemarch, Book VI, Chap… Continue reading

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Hitchcock’s Misogyny

In the online review “What’s wrong with Hitchcock’s women” at Guardian.co.uk, the author was concluded that “Hitchcock’s women are outwardly immaculate, but full of treachery and weakness”, which sort of fit into the stereotypical femme fatale category. Lisa in Rear … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rear Window and Reflexivity

I liked when we talked in class about Rear Window being reflexive.  How the film is about film itself.  How Jeff is ignoring Lisa until she enters the screen. I liked that idea and it in fact never crossed my … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rear Window and Gender Roles

In the Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window, gender role stereotypes are fulfilled in some characters while in others the roles are somewhat reversed. This display of gender roles is best understood through the appreciation of the relationship between the main … Continue reading Continue reading

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Women – a necessity or a sufficiency?

When watching Rear Window, I had various other film ideas in my mind, having seen one of the international lens films a few days earlier: Jose y Pilar, Silver Linings Playbook the night before, and Pitch Perfect the night before … Continue reading Continue reading

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