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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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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).

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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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