What is wrong with the student statement?“Within my analysis I want toinvestigate the action genre to seeif the representation of femaleshas progressed.”
What is wrong with the student statement?“When analysing this music videoI have discovered they arerepresented in a negative fashion.”
What 2 things are wrong with the student statement?“Females are often used withinrap music videos as nothing morethan a stimuli for male viewersand have little importance to thenarrative. The previous quoteconfirms the findings of myanalysis.
What 2 things are wrong with the student statement?“To conclude I have proven viaanalysis and theoreticalapplication that the so calledreality genre and in particular mytexts, The only way is Essex andMade in Chelsea are clearlycontrived and no one wouldbelieve they are real life.”
How to analysespecifics from yourtexts in yourinvestigation.
Investigation ImprovementsYou must specifically not generally refer/analyse scenes or moments from your texts. 1) “Within the Bond franchise and specifically “Die Another Day” females are objectified. This relates to Laura Mulveys theory of the male gaze.” 2) This is demonstrated in the scene when Halle Berry’s character Jinx first meets James bond in a sea side bar. 3) The scene clearly applies Mulvey’s theory of Male Gaze and in particular scopophilia. Mulvey defined scopophilia as “turning people into objects via a controlling gaze” (1) I should be able to visulise and understand the scene you discuss without ever having viewed it.
List 3 elements from the sceneyou think prove the statementbelow is correct.The James Bond franchise is a clearexample of film objectifying femalesand forcing the audience to viewfemales via the male gaze. The scenewithin, “Die Another Day” whenJames Bond meets the character Jinxdemonstrates my previous statementby……
This applies when the character Jinx enters the text. Jinx has been swimming in the sea andis coming onto shore. Bond picks up binoculars to watch jinx swim from a far from a beachside bar. As Bond picks up the binoculars and looks through them, the camera takes up thebinoculars vignette forcing the audience to look at the female through Bond’s Gaze. Maleor female the audience has been forced to objectify the character via a masculinevoyeuristic position. The female character has been coded to ensure she has a strong visualand erotic impact, with large breasts, flawless skin, fully make uped when swimming and atiny waste, which draws in “To be looked at ness” (1) The shot then shows Jinx walking tothe bar on the beach dripping wet in a bikini. The post production of the film has editedJinx into slow motion. Her body movements are racy and exaggerated her hips sway side toside and her facial expression is somewhat sexually suggestive. This slow motion editrepresents the intense scrutiny and examination Bond is giving the female form. We at thispoint could argue that this racy and suggestive body language is not how she is actuallymoving, it is how Bond sees her move in his mind. The character of Jinx has beenobjectified before we even know her name or narrative role. The objectification is notdiscreet and is confirmed, with Bond’s first words when meeting Jinx, “Magnificent View”playfully tricking and making fun of the female character into believing he is talking aboutthe landscape, when the audience knows he is referring to her body. This is also an issue offemale representation as Bond is ridiculing her intelligence, and she is oblivious.
TaskNow in your investigation find apoint you have made that eitherhas no reference, or I have putfeedback such as, How so? When?Refer to text and choose a scene,image, advert, moment that youcan refer to and analyse in theformat we have just gone through.