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Watched Watchers and why Hannibal is hard to untangle

Okay, I would like to address NBC’s Hannibal and its subversion and enforcement of Laura Mulvey’s male gaze (see here for an outline of the male gaze), but there is SO MUCH TO SAY. There’s the relationships between characters, the … Continue reading

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I have 99 regrets and last night is all of them: horror and sound

So, being the masochist that I am, I decided I wanted to take a bit of a look at the relationship between horror films and their soundtrack. I made a mistake in doing this and it is never happening again, … Continue reading

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Monsters in the Mirror: Will/Hannibal and Lacan’s Mirror Stages part 2

Righto, moving onto Will Graham. Unlike Hannibal, who spends inconsistent amounts of time in each stage (see my previous post), Will’s journey through Lacan’s Mirror Stages matches up pretty closely with each season of the show. So he spends about … Continue reading

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Monsters in the Mirror: Will/Hannibal and Lacan’s Mirror Stages part 1

Whoop boop. Today I’m looking at one of NBC’s Hannibal again! Major spoilers and somewhat gory content ahead.

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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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Break that window! Advancing technology vs current film theory

I submit that the ability to distance viewers from cinema, that both cinema-as-window and cinema-as-frame have, is fast being lost as technology advances.

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The Post at the end of the Semester

Throughout the semester, I think the ideas that have resonated most with me relate to the influence of people on the internet and the internet on people.

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