Category Archives: power

The Invisible War of Corruption in Authority

I really enjoyed our class discussion this week on both “the power of knowledge” and the medical history and tendency of diagnosing women as psychologically unstable. A theme that repeats itself in the “Millennium Series” is corruption within positions of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Lisbeth’s Sexuality and Its Implications

While we touched on the topic of Lisbeth’s sexuality and its implications in class, I think we could expand on this discussion.  To recap, it is suggested that earlier in her life Lisbeth was somewhat sexually promiscuous.  In “The Girl … Continue reading Continue reading

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Strong Female Roles of Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon has played several strong female roles where she gets what she wants, leading us to ask, what is Hollywood’s portrayal of the active female? Does she always have a man helping her? Does she step on other people … Continue reading Continue reading

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Symbolism in “Bound”

As I thought about “Bound” after the film screening, I realized there are a lot of really interesting symbols and images throughout the film.  Some of the most titillating symbols were blood and money, fingers, night/darkness, paint, and characters’ names.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Power of the Spectator

Watching the movie Rear Window was an interesting experience for me. Initially, I thought the movie was boring and I did not really understand the significance of many of the scenes. However, after talking it over with my friend in … Continue reading Continue reading

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Gaze in “Rear Window”

“Rear Window” is a movie filled with gaze and its implications.  L. B. Jeffries spends the majority of the film watching his neighbors, who generally are unaware of his gaze.  The implications of his gaze are manifold: he observes the … Continue reading Continue reading

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