Articles Worth Reading: “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” by Laura Mulvey

In this essay, Laura Mulvey discusses how popular films and film makers, like Hitchcock and von Sternberg, have perpetuated patriarchal ideologies in their own films. Taking a Freudian approach to her examination of American cinema, Mulvey finds that films are specifically made with a male audience in mind. The function of the female character in … Continue reading