Category Archives: Ways of Seeing

Hypocrisy and Gaze in “Election”

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

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Caught in the act

In writing my questionnaire, it was surprisingly hard for me to find a clip with people watching through a screen. This might be because of the lack of television I watch, or because the shows I do watch are British … Continue reading Continue reading

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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

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