CIN105Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: Melodrama, Film Culture

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6 Aug 2016
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Textual: film making modes and film texts (classical, art, radical, postmodern) Intertextual: modes of film analysis that depend on making connections across films (stardom, auteurs, genre) Extratextual: film and the social world, publicity, reviews. Relationship between films and social reality, and to certain social movements (feminism) There is, within the history of visual representation, a gendered division of labour that always prevails men act and women appear. Women watch themselves being looked at. men as the maker of art, women as subject matter/the muse, giving the man inspiration. When they both are the subject matter in art: men - historical agent, engaged in the world, active, and wilful. Female characterised by static and passive pose, more body than mind, more nature than culture, maximum visibility. When women do assume an active role in art, she is serving a symbolic function.

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