REVIEW: “The Book Thief” (2013)

“I AM HAUNTED BY HUMANS.” I’d give the film adaptation a 3.5 out of 5. If it weren’t for that last third, I would give it a higher rating because I did enjoy it and it is a wonderful film. If you’re at all interested here is the link for the first fifteen-ish pages I wrote […]

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A Note on ‘The Male Gaze’

So the male gaze wasn’t really considered a thing until around the second wave of feminism in the 1970s, when Laura Mulvey introduced the concept into an essay she wrote on “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema.” Aiming specifically to highlight asymmetry of gender power within film, Mulvey stated very specifically that women were objectified in […]

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A Note on Pastiche

Pastiche is a form of literature — or any other visual art or music — that celebrates the style or character of the work of a different author via imitation. While it can often be used in a generally tongue-in-cheek, jocular manner, more often than not the pastiche is meant to be respectful towards the […]

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