The Coens use a very strong angled shot in the scene “Everything Escalates” as Carl shoots Lee. We are seen looking through Carls eyes looking down at Lee on the ground with his gunshot wounds. This shot shows that Carl is much more of a dominant position as Lee is very weak, this shot is used to show Carl's dominance over Lee. Another strong camera shots the Coens use is a POV shot from the ticket booths man perspective it shows the gruesome gunshot wound of Carl's face, The Coens often use such brutal scenes to gain the audience's attention and which can be seen in many of their other film noir genre
This week I watched the Netflix original movie To the Bone. I was first drawn into this movie when looking through the Netflix originals list; when I saw the trailer.The trailer fascinated and captivated me, leading me to watch the movie. The movie follows a young women, named Ellen, on her journey seeking treatment for anorexia nervosa. The movie shows her struggle with thoughts of inadequacy, isolation, along with many other struggles as she struggles with her illness. Overall, minus a few hiccups, I greatly enjoyed this movie.
She is also an accomplished woman. She has been a race car engineer, a boxer, and a leader on an oil rig (Abdel-Magied, 1:10-1:25, 6:23-6:38). But most people would never assume these things about her just by looking at her. Abdel-Magied is brave enough to ask “why not?” It is exactly that mindset, she argues, that creates so many boundaries and limits for minorities. She believes that unconscious bias, or explicit prejudice, leads to a detrimental lack of diversity in the workforce.
As comics have evolved, the female superheroes have been written to become solid characters independent of their male counterparts. However, despite this progression, women in comics continue to be illustrated as sexy, voluptuous, and alluring. They demonstrate strength and independence, but for the male reader, mostly sexual appeal. “If anything, the comics of today are more blatantly sexist and provocative than ever. For every positive female role model, two negative ones can be found” (Lavin 97).
Action films typically depict men as being more powerful than women. James Cameron’s action film Aliens does not conform to the expectations of the genre as it has a strong female protagonist, Ellen Ripley, surrounded by ineffective incompetent male characters. Additionally, other female characters in the narrative such as the Alien queen, Newt and Vasquez, are more powerful than male characters in the film. The film challenges the standard action film formula to promote the message that women are just as or even more competent than men in a range of physical and mental situations. Ellen Louise Ripley, (one of the first female action heroes) played a colossal role in revolutionising the film industry.
Artemisia Gentileschi has remained one of the most famous women artists in modern history that is not famous for solely her skill. Though talented, scholars have instead chose to highlight the sexual assault and personal struggles Gentileschi went through as a means to deeper understand and criticise her masterful art. Although she painted few altarpieces and no frescoes, her talent was still comparable to some of the great male masters of her time, with her rendition of the story of Judith and Holofernes frequently being compared to the great Caravaggio’s. Despite her success as an artist, many historians have instead focused on her role as a woman. Undoubtedly, Artemisia experienced many things that other men, and male artists, would not
Women’s power to seduce men signifies their importance and superiority over men. Contrary to popular belief at the time, women play highly significant roles towards heroes and the male figures in The Odyssey. They give them aid, try to trick them, or seduce them with their irresistible looks. The women may not play the hero or partake in the main conflict, but they remain in the background, influencing the men in many ways. There are many other roles that women play, but these are the most
Rise of the Strong Female Protagonists - Representation of Women in Contemporary American Cinema" Cinema has always been an integral part of a culture and has been presenting various ideals of the time such as gender roles. American Cinema has been abundant of gender representation and through many years the roles of men and women have been presented according to the formulaic stereotypes. For a long time up to the present, men have dominated the movie industry and have been depicted as saviours and protectors while women have often been presented as the weaker sex, objects of desire or just as the support of male characters. Even though it is not diffucult to enumerate a few movies such as Avengers, X-men, Fantastic Four, and
Having adopted a woman’s form, she is now “a maid / More beautiful” than any human maiden.” (Yang,pg 54) However, there is not a sufficient amount of researches that show how the common theme of transfiguration in both works can be fortified through different evaluation angles to show femininity. In the below analysis, interesting similarities and symbolic differences through physical metamorphosis in both works are drawn to tell how the idea of femininity is exalted. Firstly, the research question can be justified by the feminine physical transfiguration in the characters in the movie and the poem. Buffalo Bill is presented
While Desdemona is a remarkably strong character, Emilia also displays independence unmatched by any other female in Othello, and there are multiple details of Shakespeare and his time that may have prompted such a portrayal. In Elizabethan England, many women worked behind the scenes of productions, like Shakespeare’s, as uncredited authors and editors (Crowley). Due to their anonymity, nobody can be sure that women were involved in Shakespeare’s plays nor Othello in particular, but there is a genuine possibility that female writers did have leverage. This may have had to do with how Emilia was portrayed as resilient from the time of Desdemona’s death all the way until her own, standing up for herself regardless of the ridicule it caused her (Iyasere). In fact, it even killed her in the end.
O’Keeffe’s rising to fame in the 1920’s changed the attitude towards woman joining art schools (“Woman in the Early to Mid-20th Century (1900-1960): Woman and the Arts” 91). It was very challenging for women to be accepted into art schools, if they were even given a chance to enter them in the 1920’s. After O’Keeffe became well known around the country Americans were more accepting of woman taking this career position. As Fallon says, “O’Keeffe is said to have possessed a remarkable determination to succeed. This determination lead her to be an innovative artist” (24).
Megan Fox once stated, “I am the biggest nerd!” She is not the first person that comes to mind when nerds are brought into discussion. Fox easily could be smart and the public is not aware of it, but she does not fit the rest of the mold. She is missing the socially awkward piece. Fox is constantly in the limelight, whether she is doing interviews, on the camera, at red carpet premieres, or in a photo shoot. Somebody who is genuinely a nerd would be petrified doing all of those activities.
The reason is the humor in the campaign and the person they use who is Julia Dryfus. After taking a closer look and going through the two campaigns in this assignment, it is clear that comedic timing and punch lines are an absolute catch for a campaign. I am not always fond of those campaigns that use Hollywood actors and actresses, but in this case that familiar face, and funny approach worked masterfully. The demographics this campaign targets is mostly female, Caucasians, ages 25 – 35. I do not specifically fit their target audience even though I am both female and around that age group.
The explosion Kirk creates is vastly expansive and the sight is exceptionally bright, suggesting a critically intense heat. It seems to be a photon explosion, the entire screen flashes white, and the weapon proves effective, causing an enemy retreat. It was not until the Type I Hand Phaser was introduced in the Original Series that the phaser shifted to a less violent appearance. The features of this device were high tech in nature and like nothing ever seen before. Its small, remote control sized design made it extremely easy to conceal.
There is no doubt that she is extremely talented. Top tier at the Bolshoi or Mariinsky, no, but certainly good enough to be on the top tier of top companies. Unfortunately her vlogs have probably already prohibited that. Ironically, if she had stayed at the Bolshoi, she would not be a principal and would not have been