Class 6

posted Oct 28, 2010, 12:06 PM by Priya Nayar   [ updated Oct 28, 2010, 12:25 PM ]

Thursday, October 14th 2010

Missed Class 

The Wagers of Ineractivity. Please complete the readings for the week. (Group Discussions will begin.)

   Mulvey, “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” (MCS)

   Kahn and Kellner, “Oppositional Politics and the Internet” (MCS)

   Bergman, Persona

Questions to Consider in Week 6

Does Bergman’s montage effects with Bibi Anderson and Liv Ullman position women as the male ‘Other’, one that symbolizes women as a second sex or as Aristotle posits “half a man”? In your discussion, think about the female archetypes represented.

How do  silence, violent oscillations between distance and close-ups, and lighting impact Bergman’s depiction of women in the film? (In your discussion, you might want to consider the “gaze” as a weapon.)