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Week 2 Presentations (Day 1)

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

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Week One Presentations!

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

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What Does A Seth Rogan Film and Rick Ross Lyrics Have in Common?

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

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The Female Spectator and the Killer Femme Fatale: Empowered or Disenfranchised?

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

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Knowledge is Power!

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

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Have Experiences Changed Since Paris Burned?

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

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Gender and Sexuality: Who Are We Tryna’ Fool?*

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

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Bound and the Heterosexual Female Viewer

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

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Is Rear Window Film Noir?

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

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Chloe and the Female Spectator

  Chloe Trailer In short, Chloe is a film, classified as a drama/mystery/thriller, in which a woman hires a young call girl to seduce her husband, in order to find out if he is cheating on her. In the end … Continue reading Continue reading

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