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  • Start Of The Film Melanie
    428 words
    In the course of this film we see Melanie develop as a person through confronting the things she fears. Melanie confronts many fears through the course of the film and grows as a person as the film progresses. She goes through a lot in the film and the story implies that she has found herself by the end of the film. The story is of course a thriller but behind the thriller is Melanie's journey. Melanie's journey is very quick. She was extremely immature and lost at the beginning of the film and ...
  • Very Strong Woman
    1,447 words
    Gender roles of males and females in society have been evident since the very beginning of time. In viewing four different films from different time periods, it becomes obvious that women are growing and changing as members of society, while at the same time, some of the basic instincts of male and female roles played in society are so deeply inborn that they are unchangeable. Through the examples of Laurel in The Associate, Elsie, Miss Riley, and Dorothy in October Sky, Odessa and Miriam in The...
  • Role Of Provider Lisette
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    I Like it Like That is a commentary on the struggles of a Latino family trying to survive in a Bronx community in New York City. It tells the story of Lisette Linares, a young black Latina who lives with her bicycle-messenger husband Chino and their three children Li'l C, Minnie, and Pee Wee in a perpetually cramped walkup on Findlay and 167th in the Bronx. The story begins with a bleak existence for our main character Lisette. Although the streets of the inner city constantly boil with activity...
  • Roles Of Susan Vargas And Tanya
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    The arts, whether through words, film, melody or watercolor, have always reflected the society that created them. Within these renditions, the role of the women holds a great importance. Women have long been seen as the silent backbone of the family, and the family is itself the most basic unit of society. The interaction of this unit, primarily between husband and wife, is the microcosm for the interplay of man and woman as a whole. The genre of film noir relied heavily on that intercourse to c...
  • Very Entertaining Film
    470 words
    Tootsie 1982 Sydney Pollack Michael Dorsey is a young New York actor that's very talented but has managed to turn every producer in the country against him because he likes to do things his way or no way. His agent can't seem to find him anything after a tomato commercial that Michael lost because he didn't feel the tomato wasn't "properly motivated". A popular soap opera has an opening for a woman part Michael auditions as "Miss Dorothy" and gets the part becoming widely known. He falls for a c...
  • Goddess Remembered Features Discussions
    898 words
    Filmmaker Donna Reed directed the 1989 documentary-format film The Goddess Remembered, with sponsorship from the National Film Board of Canada. It is currently used as a major educational resource in many universities' Womens Studies classes, appearing on numerous syllabi This film speaks of many argumentive topics such as; Satellite photographs that have recently shown that the Neolithic monoliths of the Goddess (such as Stonehenge) that "all stand on energy lines, which criss-cross the earth"....
  • Relationship And Quazi Motto
    430 words
    Film Critique The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hugo was trying to say about the main character, Quazi Motto, that looks have nothing to do with personality and how well they should be liked. Quazi Motto was quite unattractive physically but his personality was one of greatness, and his intentions were always good. Womens issues were depicted through the gypsy girl. When she spoke out in public in support of Quazi Motto, she was shunned against as though it were a sin. People then wanted her arrested ...
  • Yanomamo People
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    The Yanomamo people live in the Amazon rainforests of Northern Brazil and Southern Venezuela, living in almost complete seclusion. Napolean Chagonon was the first Anthropologist to do field work on the Yanomamo people in 1966. The first films were made in 1968-71; Contact was filmed in 1983. The film Contact is a narration by the anthropologist with little dialogue from the Yanomamo. The film interprets the life and culture of the Yanomamo through the anthropologist's perspective. In the film, t...
  • Gay Subject Matter In Dunye's Film
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    Cheryl Dunye was born in Liberia in 1966 but grew up in Philadelphia. She attended Temple University were she received a BA and then went on to complete her MFA at Rutgers University's Mason Gross school of the Arts. It was there that she first began using the video art form to delve into class, race and sex in the lives of black women. In addition to filmmaking, Dunye is an avid writer, and has published articles for Felix, Time Out and Movement Research. Cheryl Dunye is famous for her pseudo-d...
  • Mulvey's Concept Of Scopophilia in Film
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    Mainstream Hollywood cinema has for decades represented an erotic realm by using language and images of our patriarchal culture. It has satisfied and reinforced the masculine ego and repressed the desire of women. Feminist film theorist, Laura Mulvey's essay, 'Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema' published in 1975 has proved to be one of the most influential articles in the whole of contemporary film theory. Mulvey's essay is heavily invested in theory. The essay makes use of Freudian psychoana...
  • Film
    265 words
    A Cry in the Dark, motion picture about an Australian woman falsely accused of killing her baby. Released in 1988, the film is based on the true story of Lindy Chamberlain (played by Meryl Streep), who claimed that wild dogs carried her baby away in the middle of the night. When the reserved woman does not appear to be overwrought about the child's death, the public begins to suspect that she killed her own child, and she goes to jail for the murder. Director Fred Schepisi cuts away from the mai...

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