Alternative Theory Assignment

An excerpt from my prospectus: The spectator of Skin does not sit there in patience, they use their body to respond while their mind is processing the suspenseful and mind-boggling filmic material. With this epistemological approach to audience reception, I would also like to use Baudry’s “Ideological Effects.”  I believe this piece delves into art…

Theory Challenge

    Amani Jordan 4 April 2016 Theory Challenge Word Count: 399   Fighting Pigs Within Elsaesser’s ‘Frame’ and Arnheim’s ‘Illusion’   Film must either reflect our reality or create its own. In “Cinema as Window and Frame” film theories are found between two poles: the window and the frame.  The former, utilizes film as a window…

Week 5 Discussion Questions

Postmodernism is characterized by a subversion of established ideas, humor and self-awareness. Where do we see instances of self-awareness and self parody in “You only Live Twice”? How do these enhance the narrative for the viewer? What does the viewer need to be aware of and understand to “get” the joke? In other words, what…

Week 2: Bond as a modernist figure

Through the sexist code, Bond is interpreted through his relationship to heroine throughout the films. A “representative of norms of masculinity and femininity”(Bennett 24) is presented through the interactions between the two gendered characters. For instance, in ‘Dr. No,’ Bond leaves his card with Sylvia Trench in order to suggest that she take the active…