Category Archives: Female Spectator

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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Final Project: Women Who Look in Hitchcock’s Films

For my final project, I plan to examine the female gaze/women who look within the work of Alfred Hitchcock.  I will look at Rear Window (1954), Suspicion (1941), and either Vertigo (1958) or Shadow or a Doubt (1943), but possibly both. … 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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