<ul><li>In opposition to Mulvey’s ‘male gaze’ theory </li></ul><ul><li>These texts see women actively  desiring/looking at...
Films: Twilight/New Moon
Edward as object; Bella’s desiring gaze
Edward filmed in slow motion spectacle Bella (and female viewer) waiting in anticipation for glimpse of Edward Bella’s des...
Jacob: Eroticised for Bella (and female viewer) – their ‘hunky’ alternative to Edward Torso filmed from Bella’s Low Angle ...
<ul><li>Depicts male objects of desire: Edward & Jacob – both Love Rivals/Binary Opposites </li></ul><ul><li>Constructed f...
Ideas for further study: Robsessed.com Team Edward/Team Jacob Fansites
<ul><li>What does the ‘guy candy’ model adopted by the Twilight films say about the ‘man in crisis’ culture/society we liv...
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  1. 2. <ul><li>In opposition to Mulvey’s ‘male gaze’ theory </li></ul><ul><li>These texts see women actively desiring/looking at men </li></ul><ul><li>Audiences see from a desiring female perspective thus men view themselves being watched </li></ul>
  2. 3. Films: Twilight/New Moon
  3. 4. Edward as object; Bella’s desiring gaze
  4. 5. Edward filmed in slow motion spectacle Bella (and female viewer) waiting in anticipation for glimpse of Edward Bella’s desiring gaze
  5. 6. Jacob: Eroticised for Bella (and female viewer) – their ‘hunky’ alternative to Edward Torso filmed from Bella’s Low Angle POV shot to enhance the spectacle
  6. 7. <ul><li>Depicts male objects of desire: Edward & Jacob – both Love Rivals/Binary Opposites </li></ul><ul><li>Constructed from the perspective of a female watcher </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative tells of female fantasy – Bella caught in centre of love triangle </li></ul><ul><li>Depicts men with feminine beauty ‘pretty’, long lashed, full lips as opposed to rugged, square jawed ‘hunks’ </li></ul><ul><li>Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson): Slim, pale, defined, wears make up, ‘coiffed’ hair, androgynous, pretty </li></ul><ul><li>Debates whether or not male machismo, ‘macho-ness’ is constructed for other men, not women </li></ul>
  7. 8. Ideas for further study: Robsessed.com Team Edward/Team Jacob Fansites
  8. 9. <ul><li>What does the ‘guy candy’ model adopted by the Twilight films say about the ‘man in crisis’ culture/society we live in today? </li></ul><ul><li>Consider: </li></ul><ul><li>How the representation of man is changing </li></ul><ul><li>(has changed) </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean for a man to be ‘in crisis’ </li></ul><ul><li>Is this ‘guy candy’ approach equalling/levelling the sexes or merely promoting further consumerism and materialism generally?? </li></ul>

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