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All of the presentations today were really interesting! One of the most intriguing (just because it hadn’t really been discussed before) was Allison’s on Female Athletes in Film. Both “Bend it Like Beckham” and “Love and Basketball” are great films … Continue reading → Continue reading
Everyone did really well in their presentations! All the questions raised about the gender binary were incredibly interesting and reflected many of the discussions brought up previously in class. In Roxie’s presentation, I love how she brought up marriage as … Continue reading → Continue reading
This blog post comes in light of a quote recently stated by Rick Ross, as well as our discussions in class on media representations and how they shape our understandings of certain things. Rape can be very simply understood or … Continue reading → Continue reading
For my project I wanted to explore the connections between three classic film noir films, the context in which these films were made (1944, 1946, and 1947), and whether female viewers would feel empowered by the portrayal of the femme … Continue reading → Continue reading
Well, as long as its valuable information that can be used for some self-serving purpose that advances your agenda. In “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” we meet our modern day Nancy Drew (at least the gritty reboot) that … Continue reading → Continue reading
http://www.nytimes.com/1993/04/18/style/paris-has-burned.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/fashion/a-lively-house-of-xtravaganza-ball-scene-city.html?_r=0 After watching the movie “Paris is Burning” this past weekend, I came across two articles by the New York Times, one written in 1993 (Paris Has Burned) and one written in 2012 (Paris is Still Burning). The first … Continue reading → Continue reading
In My Gender Workbook by Kate Bornstein, through reading, we were encouraged to question are understanding of gender and the complications that ensue from the belief that a gender binary exists and encompasses all people. Bornstein states that “the socially … Continue reading → Continue reading
It has classically been said that as the heterosexual male gaze dominates cinema. Not only are most protagonists created specifically so that the heterosexual male spectator may identify with them, but the purpose of women in film is often to … Continue reading → Continue reading
Film Noir is described as a movement (rather than a genre) that began in emerged in 1941 and corresponded with the ending of the Second World War and the beginning of the Cold War. Yes, Rear Window was made during … Continue reading → Continue reading