Monthly Archives: April 2017

Male Gaze and Manic Pixie Dream Girls

This post looks at the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope and explains her as an evolution, rather than subversion, of the male gaze as defined by Mulvey (1975) as discussed in my previous post (here). Advertisements

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Where does film exist? Part 2: Letting the metaphor speak (metaphorically)

  Elsaesser and Hagener question whether it is possible for film to exist independently of spectators (Elsaesser and Hagner, 2010). Clearly, if the creator has made the film then a physical form exists whether or not anyone elects to view … Continue reading

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Where does film exist? Part 1: Film as a human body metaphor.

  In Film Theory, Elsaesser and Hagener raise the question: Where does a film exist? In order to attempt to pose an answer to this question, I have come up with a film as body metaphor separate to the concepts … Continue reading

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Scopophilia and male gaze: pleasurable looking and patriarchy

In contract to Kuhn’s suggestion that the desire for play motivates us to watch film (see my previous post here), Laura Mulvey’s essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, posits that enjoyment of film stems from more voyeuristic pleasure.

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