CIN105Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Blonde Venus, Postcolonialism, Celluloid

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3 Oct 2017
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External features: the film dvd materials, publicity, analysis, social reality, reviews intertextual another film. Between film and social reality: feminism and post-colonialism; idea of national cinema. From john berger"s ways of seeing : men act and women appear. Gender roles serve the film both narratively and stylistically. Narrative: example of blonde venus: male characters interact with the environment; we occupied their position as viewers. Stylistically, male characters occupy a more 3-d space: active male protagonists that move the story forward; female characters being the love-interesting supporting/prohibiting the protagonists" actions. Some films today feature women as the active and the driven force for narration etc. Problem: women are portrayed in a stereotypical fashion and negative light. Solution: positive images : when women associated started talking about their roles in. Hollywood; reversing male and female characters and instead let males play the supporting characters: positive images of women/girls that the public can learn something from.

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