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Category Archives: Gaze
I decided to wear my favorite lipstick today. It’s red-orange and works surprisingly well with my purple/magenta/pink hair. Tonight I was hanging out with some friends, and one of them, a guy, complimented my lipstick and joked around about who … Continue reading → Continue reading
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
When we went around the room this week naming our favorite character from “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest,” Lisbeth definitely won the popularity vote. This got me thinking, what is it about her that makes us support her … Continue reading → Continue reading
The scene in which Mr. McAllister discusses his blossoming “friendship” with Linda highlights his hypocrisy, which is displayed throughout the film. While in his voiceover Mr. McAllister attempts to present his actions in a positive light, clearly his behaviors are … Continue reading → Continue reading
Though Jim McAlister is arguably the protagonist of Alexander Payne’s Election (1999), the film offers a unique omniscient narration that allows three other characters—Tracy Flick, and Paul and Tammy Metzler—to occasionally hijack the narrative and narration for themselves. Significantly, the … Continue reading → Continue reading
The way we are supposed to relate to the protagonist, Megan, in But I’m a Cheerleader is difficult to figure out. Are we meant to identify with her, or pity her as a victim? Should we believe that she truly … 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
I liked when we talked in class about Rear Window being reflexive. How the film is about film itself. How Jeff is ignoring Lisa until she enters the screen. I liked that idea and it in fact never crossed my … Continue reading → Continue reading