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Gaze in “Blink”

The Dr. Who episode “Blink” suffers from a number of problems in its portrayal of gaze and gender.  The whole episode focuses on gaze and watching people, especially those who are unaware that they are being watched.  From the beginning, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Final Project: Rape in Film

For my final project I plan to explore the portrayal of rape in film and the effects rape scenes have on viewers.  I chose this topic because I had a knee-jerk negative reaction to the rape scenes we’ve watched in … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lisbeth’s Sexuality and Its Implications

While we touched on the topic of Lisbeth’s sexuality and its implications in class, I think we could expand on this discussion.  To recap, it is suggested that earlier in her life Lisbeth was somewhat sexually promiscuous.  In “The Girl … Continue reading Continue reading

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Feminism and Violence Against Women

I was really bothered by the ever-present threat of violence in “All About My Mother.”  Most disturbing to me was the scene in which Manuela first finds Agrada, when Agrada is being beaten and possibly raped by a client.  Agrada … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Gender Binary and Venus Xtravaganza

Many of the individuals in “Paris Is Burning” idealize white womanhood, which really intrigues me.  Although clearly most of the individuals in this film do not fit gender stereotypes or the gender binary, rather than fighting for a more comprehensive … Continue reading Continue reading

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Hypocrisy and Gaze in “Election”

The scene in which Mr. McAllister discusses his blossoming “friendship” with Linda highlights his hypocrisy, which is displayed throughout the film.  While in his voiceover Mr. McAllister attempts to present his actions in a positive light, clearly his behaviors are … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lighting and Parallels

The scene in “But I’m a Cheerleader” in which Megan and Graham first kiss is ripe with discussion-worthy material (watch here: But I\’m a Cheerleader – first kiss).  To recoup, Graham follows Megan outside of Cocksuckers after Megan grows jealous that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Symbolism in “Bound”

As I thought about “Bound” after the film screening, I realized there are a lot of really interesting symbols and images throughout the film.  Some of the most titillating symbols were blood and money, fingers, night/darkness, paint, and characters’ names.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gaze in “Rear Window”

“Rear Window” is a movie filled with gaze and its implications.  L. B. Jeffries spends the majority of the film watching his neighbors, who generally are unaware of his gaze.  The implications of his gaze are manifold: he observes the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Analysis of Gaze in “Nashville”

In the writing questionnaire, I described a scene from the pilot episode of the show “Nashville”; I now plan to revisit this scene with Berger’s and Mulvey’s arguments in mind.  To recap, the scene I discussed is a short (10-second) … Continue reading Continue reading

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