Category Archives: berger

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

Posted in berger, blink, Class Blog, Dr. Who, feminism, Gaze, power, sally | Comments Off on Gaze in “Blink”

Little Miss Sunshine

For this blog entry, I decided to analyze the film Little Miss Sunshine using John Berger’s, Laura Mulvey’s and bell hooks’ writings.  Little Miss Sunshine’s plot revolves around a dysfunctional family taking a road trip to get the family’s youngest … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in berger, body image, Class Blog, male gaze, mulvey, nude | Comments Off on Little Miss Sunshine

Another look at Mad Men

In the book “Ways of Seeing,” John Berger dissects the role of the male gaze as it applies to European oil paintings of nude women.  According to Berger, nudes represent the objectification of women in society in that they are … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in berger, Class Blog, Gaze, mad men, mulvey | Comments Off on Another look at Mad Men

The Gaze in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

As a television show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a masterpiece that portrayed the coming of age story in a new way – through a metaphor of monsters and magic. The audience follows Buffy and the Scooby gang all the … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in berger, buffy the vampire slayer, Class Blog, hush, tara maclay, willow rosenberg | Comments Off on The Gaze in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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

Posted in berger, Class Blog, gender, mulvey, nashville, tv | Comments Off on Analysis of Gaze in “Nashville”

The Self-Reflexive Gaze: From Eroticism to Humor

Laura Mulvey’s seminal essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” interrogates cinematic history, and finds it to be decidedly patriarchal. Mulvey documents, fairly convincingly, the ways in which women are eroticized and fetishized as visual objects: for the (male) characters within … Continue reading Continue reading

Posted in berger, Class Blog, Gaze, Louie, Louis C.K., mulvey, patriarchy, Ways of Seeing | Comments Off on The Self-Reflexive Gaze: From Eroticism to Humor