Feminist Analysis: What is Feminist Theory?
Consider what you think the film is saying about women in this film. Share ideas with your group, use specific examples from the film. Read these articles which react to Juno
- How does the approach of each of the authors differ? Provide supporting evidence.
- What relationship do each of the articles have to a feminist film perspective?
- If you had to chose one review to support which would it be? Why? Why would you reject them others? Give specific examples from the text.
In class you will research some key issues and contributors to Feminist Film Theory. Here are some resources to help you:
Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (Laura Mulvey 1975) – One of the most widely cited and anthologised (though certainly not one of the most accessible) articles in the whole of contemporary film theory.
Notes on the Gaze – Daniel Chandler’s Summary of Gaze Theory
Writing about Film
In order to write your Feminism in Film and your Oral Presentation you will need to research your chosen film. Here are some links to places you may find information.
DVD ‘Extras’ ie – directors commentary
Do not forget to cite your Sources using MLA Format.
In groups of three you will create a film with the theme of of waiting.