Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Essay for today mock exam - email

1. Complete the analysis grids of Black Swan using the Mirror Stage and Male Gaze

2. Read the 3 resources and apply their ideas to chosen scenes

3. Write a response to the essay question on Gender (title is under last weeks lesson) using each of the 4 critical approaches (psychoanalysis, mirror stage, male gaze, Spectatorship) to Black Swan as a separate paragraph.

4. Look at last weeks lesson (some didn't cover) to help you and the 3 resources on Black Swan

Answer the question - how significant gender to a spectators experience and what evidence do you have for your argument?

Para 1.
Themes of parental influence (see clips on Psycho etc) on childhood and repressed subconscious animalistic desires (sex violence, sexuality)

Para 2.
Mirror stage
Themes of struggles with identity and the any Micro techniques used to break the God like perspective given by continuity editing and use of the 3rd person camera

Para 3
Male Gaze
Voyeurism and sexual gratification

Para 4
Spectatorship - alignment, emotional response/intellectual/spectacle and FACTORS - MAKE A JUDGMENT ABOUT GENDER IN BLACK SWAN
How does this GENDERED approach apply similarly to Clockwork Orange as well as Black Swan?

Sum up your points and argument

Email to when complete

Homework for Easter - counter argument; Oppositional Gaze

Research oppositional gazes - queer gaze, female gaze, black gaze - and write Present an analysis on a contemporary film of your choice using reviews, ratings and google scholar to apply an Oppositional Gaze.
Present this film week 1 next module with key scenes that show your analysis of the oppositional gaze and how it is constructed (micro) to create response in the spectator

Use the grid to structure

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

La Haine Context Case Study

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Set Work for Weds & Half Term

Read over the following slides on the Section B blog - this is where we will be studying from now on

Identify the following terms for use in your case study

Last week
Audience vs Spectator - define?
Emotional Response (last week)
Factor that affect (gender, sexuality, experiences, beliefs)

Processes of Spectatorship 1: Alignment & Allegiance

Define the following terms and apply to the clips - write up your notes on the attached worksheet

Now use your note from last week and the clips to gather the Textual Evidence to discuss how we are aligned with the characters.


Apply to demonstrate: Pick your Case Study from the list of Film recommended to discuss you own emotional response and alignment:

Task: Analyse the Micro techniques (MES, Cinematography, Editing, Sound) used by the director to provoke/manipulate these responses to gain the preferred reading/response from the spectator. Explain how this functions and what factors affect this?

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