A key idea of feminist film theory, the concept of the male gaze was introduced by scholar and filmmaker Laura Mulvey in her now famous 1975 essay, Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.
THE GAZE AND CURIOSITY. The phrase “male gaze” occurs only twice in Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (1989:19,22) but has become the shorthand for describing the main point of the essay. While Mulvey uses a seemingly complex psychoanalytic structure to explain the objectification of women, not only within the narrative but also within the stylistic codes of Hollywood film-making, it.
This essay will examine Mulvey’s theory of the male gaze in relation to Alfred Hitchcock’s film, Vertigo. Vertigo does not fit the criteria of a film that embodies Mulvey’s “ male gaze ” because of three key elements, the presentation of the Midge character, the flashback scene, and the conscious submission of Judy’s character to the wishes of Scottie.The supporting factors that make up this theory had been around for quite a while; however, the actual phrase 'the male gaze', was coined by Laura Mulvey in her 1975 essay on cinematography titled.Her theory explains that women are playing passive part in movies while men hold the strong and active character and play as a prominent subject. Therefore, Mulvey’s theory on male gaze is determined as a sexual pleasure in which male are able to obtain by looking at portrayal of female. (Laura Mulvey (1975).
A video essay examining 'the male gaze' theory in Futurama. I enjoyed the show when I was a teenager, but after returning to it recently, I was surprised by the depiction of 'the women of the future'.Read More
The whole idea of male gaze was given by Laura Mulvey in her essay “narrative cinema and visual pleasures”, 1975. She says that narrative cinema manipulates visual pleasures. Mulvey also states that in film women are always portrayed as an object of gaze and not the possessors of the gaze because the control of the camera (gaze) comes for assumptions that men are the default targeted.Read More
The Male Gaze and Objectification Theory In her highly influential essay, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema,” Laura Mulvey proposed the film theory, The Male Gaze. It refers to the way film is generally structured around a masculine viewer and how the feminine view is notably absent even when women view fellow women in film.Read More
This essay will look into the sources of opposition the theory of “male gaze” faces, and how the theory is disrupted by other possible theories or pieces of media. As mentioned before, the Male Gaze theory was introduced in the essay Mulvey wrote in 1975.Read More
It is my theory that since the beginnings of the film industry, when males completely dominated the important production jobs, the male gaze has become a necessary visual narrative tool; and because of this unconscious acceptance of the male gaze, these techniques have become standard for all directors, regardless of their gender.Read More
Essay John Woree, And Laura Mulveys Theory Of The Male Gaze. or painted lures us in pulling our attention towards them. In this essay I will be primarily looking at Laura Mulveys theory of “The Male Gaze” and how it influences the way in which we influenced and lead to view women during cinematic experiences as well as how it has become projected into daily life and how we view objects.Read More
The Male Gaze theory was an original concept developed by feminist film critic Laura Mulvey in her 1975 essay titled Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema. In film, the male gaze depicts the world and women from the perspective of a heterosexual man, this in turn presents women as objects constructed for the pleasure of the male viewer.Read More
Perhaps the most famous of Mulvey’s theories is that of the male gaze: the idea that dominant (i.e. Hollywood) cinema sets up the male protagonist as the active figure in the narrative, and it is through this character’s viewpoint that the audience watches the film.Read More
Chapter One will examine Laura Mulvey’s Visual Please and Narrative Cinema essay in more detail, understanding her concept of the male gaze theory and how it can be broken down into different.Read More
The Male Gaze theory. In her essay “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, Laura Mulvey introduces the “Male Gaze theory” that aims to put the female bodies and movements as subject of appeal to the masculine groups. The male gaze simply implies a sexualized way that men look at women in a way that objectifies them as objects of pleasure.Read More