Category Archives: male gaze

Southern women, domestic violence, and rebellion

Generally speaking, I plan on writing my final paper on portrayals of independent women and domestic abuse in film.  Specifically, I want to focus on a very specific type of woman in American culture: the white Southern woman.  My paper … Continue reading Continue reading

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Final Project: Feminism in David Lynch’s “Inland Empire”

Few directors are as divisive and controversial as David Lynch, whose films often eschew any narrative cohesion and bombard the viewer with strange and often startling images of surreal dreamscapes.  Lynch described his first film, Eraserhead, as “a haunting dream … Continue reading Continue reading

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Multiple Perspectives in Election: Tammy and the Gaze

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

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Beyonce and her Femininity

The article about Beyonce’s performance during this year’s Super Bowl got me thinking about another Beyonce performance.  To be precise, Beyonce’s performance during the final show of the Oprah Winfrey show.  It is kind of similar to her Super Bowl … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rear Window and Gender Roles

In the Alfred Hitchcock film Rear Window, gender role stereotypes are fulfilled in some characters while in others the roles are somewhat reversed. This display of gender roles is best understood through the appreciation of the relationship between the main … Continue reading Continue reading

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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

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