Video and slides for Christina Hendricks’ lecture on Laura Mulvey’s “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” and Jason Lieblang’s lecture on Hitchcock’s Vertigo, February 2016.
According to Laura Mulvey, the movies of the classic Hollywood era are made for the male gaze. The female characters in these movies are reduced to objects which the male audience could enjoy looking at. This trend has not died … Continue reading →
In ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’, Laura Mulvey makes a point of saying, on page 12, that men ‘cannot bear the burden of sexual objectification’. When she made this observation in the 1970s, the media climate was certainly much more … Continue reading →