462 Final Exam
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462 Final Exam
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Feminism post May 68 encourages...
Women to become filmmaking
Feminist reflection theory is...
The depictions of women in film mirror how society treats women, these depictions are distortions of how women 'really are'
Creators of the feminist reflection theory...
Molly Haskell and Marjorie Rosen
What does star studies, under feminist theory, mean?
It is another form of authorship compared to the director as authors
Define women as
under feminist theory...
Women decode movies differently than what the movie might be encoded as
Women decoded what type of genre differently than most critics would think?
Defined reception theory under feminist theory...
women as consumers of women; buying products from movies helps the spectators relate to characters
Reception theory is similar to...
The effect of stereotyping under Gay & Lesbian theory
The gay is inferior to the heterosexual; makes the homosexual inferior and naturalizes the gay character
Naturalizing gays means...
a simple reflection of homosexuals, makes it seem as if this is how all gays act
Define Gay Camp
The name of gay spectorship of melodramatic films
What is the analysis of Gay Camp?
They ridicule the heterosexuals in the movie while getting pleasure from the heterosexuals at the same time
The 4 definitions of what Queer is
1. text and/or star has more than one non-straight sexual position or reading
2. Reading/Creator has a different sexual orientation from text
3. Straights do non-normative sex acts/roles
4. Texts beyond established sexual categories; ones that blur boundaries
Examples of Queer movies shown in class...
Naked Lunch & Scorpio Rising
Define role segregation
Non-white actors are ineligible for certain kinds of roles while white actors can play roles can play racially defined roles for non-white actors
What is role stratification?
Non-white roles are static & one-dimensional, while white roles are complex
Under Marxist theory, Hollywood Films are
After May '68, film critics using Marxism start to look at two things in films
Class and Institutions
Define post structuralism
The questioning of theories and why they were created
Post structuralism believed that film theories believed that audiences were?
Define Post Moderism
Questions theories, but is also a theory, label and method
Post Modernism benefits from this making data easier to access
Technology, i.e. the Internet
The Parody/Pastiche theory was created by
Challenges to Reflection Theory
Doesn't account for lesbians and spectatorship for race & class
Who's classic early reflection work started the Gay/Lesbian theories?
Pastiche are references used to bring back nostalgia while parody are references used to make a point/purpose
What is the basic idea to Race Ethnicity Cinema?
Race being physical in color whereas ethnicity is a little more subtle
What does stereotyping justify?
The name the person who was critical of those focusing on stereotypes in cinema?
Criticisms of stereotyping in cinema
Overly involves character analysis not formal analysis and it doesn't illuminate racism as a practice, just points out specific examples