Bay Gaze Analysis

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A. The articles of Laura Mulvey and John Berger illustrate the idea of both male and female gazing. In Laura Mulvey’s theory, it shows how media especially in the film industry depicts the female body as a subject to male gazing. It identifies how men (and even women at times) sees female in their own perspective as something that exposes their masculinisation. As being the subject of male gaze, women are submissive; prone to sexualization, etc. In short, women in media are subjected to visual pleasure by both men and women. Even a woman gazes at other women as they are a part of the audience of the said media. For example of male gaze is found in films such as Baywatch, 007, and many more. In the film Baywatch, male gaze is seen when one of the actress, Kelly Rohrbach made a running slow-mo appearance towards the two actors and they both were staring into the actress which clearly showed that she is wearing a bikini and had curves. On the other hand, the theory of John Berger also indicates the visual observation of media viewers towards male and female. Compared to Mulvey’s theory, Berger’s idea is all about gaze towards arts and pictures unlike for Mulvey’s theory that tackles on the film, music, broadcast industry. Such example would be paintings in the early centuries. Berger’s idea all about how people’s judgment towards image and words are not equal. People are more observant on the images that they see rather than the words they read. This also identifies gaze of men

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