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Thoughts on this week’s presentations

First of all I would like to say I was quite intrigued by the different genres of movies discussed in presentations this week. I found the first presentation by Ben so thought-provoking, since I rarely watch horror movies, let alone … Continue reading Continue reading

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Queer Temporality and Time Travel

The first episode, “Blink”, provides an interesting combination of queer temporality and heteronormal institutions. The protagonist, Sally Sparrow, as well as her friend, Kathy Nightingale, engages in heterosexual relationship while experience time travel incidences. Since time is bent in such … Continue reading Continue reading

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About Being a Mother

The role and responsibilities of a mother discussed in All About Mother is a bit different than the relevant mainstream notion I have seen or read about. About from being caring and selfless, which can be seen exhibited in almost … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Meaning of Gender

After watching Paris Is Burning, I somehow felt kind of ashamed of my taking my gender for granted, while the drag queen featured in the documentary worked so hard and performed so diligently in an effort to embody the gender … Continue reading Continue reading

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Unlikable Ambitious Women

Tracy Flick has no friends, and even her advisor hates her. The only reason accounting for her unpopularity, however, is perceived as her go-getter personality, or rather, her blatant exhibition of such personality in almost every aspect of her life. … Continue reading 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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A Look at Gloria the Diva in Modern Family

The tendency to treat women as an object on display by men, which was discussed in both Mulvey and Berger’s essays, also would encourage women to view themselves as fragmented beings instead of integral individuals just like men. In a … Continue reading Continue reading

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