However, and especially when it comes to movie production, interpretations are most often limited within the given illustrations, images, the mises-en-scene, the scripts, and the narratives. John Berger’s Ways of Seeing deals with the different cultural representations and mainly with the notions of ‘voyerism’ and the ‘gaze’ analyzing the differences between the ways men and women and perceived and looked at in a work of art. Women appear while men act and men look while women watch themselves being looked at. According to Berger, “the ideal spectator is always assumed to be male and the images of the women are designed to flatter
In Sally Potter’s Orlando (1992), and Morten Tyldum’s The Imitation Game (2014), society’s expectations of gender and sexuality develop the crucial motivations behind the central character’s decisions throughout both films. From the Elizabethan era to the Second World War, these characters experience diverse cultural and historical periods, each with their own definitions of gender roles and sexuality. By comparing and contrasting these conventions throughout both films, audiences can explore how social conventions inhibit one’s wellbeing. In addition to providing an insight into how Orlando achieves satisfaction in his/her life in a way Alan Turing does not. Despite differing time periods, both Potter and Tyldum explore how the protagonists’ plight to comply with society’s disapproval of homosexuality and the oppressive definitions of masculinity and femininity significantly diminish their wellbeing.
Media has a great role in shaping audiences ' perception of members of a particular social group. The way it can appropriately represent these groups is more pressing. This article examined the types of racist images and stereotypes used for Iranians in the drama film 'Not Without My Daughter ' and the way these stereotypes contribute to the prejudicial understanding among people. The main focus of this article was to concentrate on the negative aspects of orientalism portrayed in this film. Said 's concept of orientalism and Van Dijk 's ideological square was used in its analysis.
What makes them lead the story is the perspective that director chooses. In Rear Window, Hitchcock also pays attention to those nobodies, such like Miss Lonelyheart and Miss Torso. And their ‘side-stories’ are both processing in a visual way, for the objective restrictions that Jerreries cannot hear their voices from his side of the building. To be more realistic, their stories seem to be no link with the main storyline. Miss Lonelyheart is pathetic, faking to enjoy her life with someone she loves.
The nature of conformity and individualism in Fahrenheit 451 is different compared to each other. Conformity is how everyone is in the novel while individualism is only shown outside of society. The true nature of conformity is that everyone is created equally while individualism shows what a real person is. In the novel, Montag was a character that was affected by conformity and individualism since he was once conformed in society, but then soon became an individual himself. Conformity and Individualism are polar opposites and that everyone should be unique in their own way.
Even though there has been a substantial progress in establishing racial democracy and social tolerance towards cultural diversity, race still remains a debatable topic to discuss in the United States today. Therefore, the depiction of race through cinematic lens can be a quite challenging process as well as a complex task for a film director. Spike Lee, a successful independent filmmaker has managed throughout his career to address the difficult sociopolitical issue of race in the American screen, by exposing the audience to the harsh social reality. In the contemporary post-racial American society, race has rather become a “fashionable” topic to discuss on TV media and film “as a more genuine proof” (Dirks and Mueller 124) that society has progressed. In fact, adopting a color-blind approach or a “silent mode” when referring to race has become a common element of contemporary diverse societies, which is a convenient way of not confronting with the “uncomfortable” situation of racism and denying its existence.
Gender representation is solely created by social construction. Thus, people grow and learn by watching and doing as they see, and the common way to learn these constructions is through media. The common form of media that promotes these social views is film, and it promotes a patriarchal society. In Laura Mulvey’s article, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (1975),” she explains that Hollywood film creates a binary that portrays women as passive and spectacles, while men are seen as dominant, active, and are the ones that push the story along (4-5). This representation is created by the use of the male gaze, fetishizing women, and punishing women if they ever assert their power.
The aspect of gender performance is more apparent in drag shows because drug cannot be assigned to a “singular identity”, by displaying transgressive identities drag “reflects on the imitative structure of gender ” disclaiming and mocking heterosexuality´s views of “naturalness and originality” Butler, Bodies that Matter, 1993). The movie pink
The media has long been recognized as important source of gender related information, television and cinema specifically influences its audience in a considerable way. (Denmark and Paludi 2008). With regards to the concept of gender cinema can offer a space where ambiguities of identities are played out; understanding the play of the categories of femininity and masculinity is very important in evaluating our own understandings of gender and how we react to different representations of it (Tasker 2002).If a film can show different individuals and we can recognize how social forces shape and constrain the individual according to classifications of gender it narrates an experience where we experience the film as gendered viewers. Film reflects
You can always find a way to give a nod to your culture when you put together an outfit for any type of event. 5. Confidence Your size doesn’t matter, your shape doesn’t matter – it’s all about your confidence. If you carry yourself with confidence you can wear whatever you like without worrying too much about what other people think of your fashion. Remember, you don’t get dressed every morning for other people, you dress to feel good!