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Mulvey & The Contemporary Blockbuster

[This article is an edited version of an assignment originally written for my MSc.] Laura Mulvey’s 1975 essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, took issue with the patriarchal society which was being represented in film at the time. She argues that the male gaze “projects… Read More

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JAWS: Beyond The Sea

[This article is an edited version of an assignment originally written for my MSc.] Arguably the first summer blockbuster, Jaws is an Ahab-like tale of a journey to kill a shark which has been terrorising the waters of Amity Island. The film, which starred Roy… Read More