Week 7: 90’s and next step plans

May 15, 2020

I have finally come to the final week of watching movies and will now move on to researching and writing for my final project. The films I watched from the 90’s were as expected, it seems to have been the start of the hardcore, strong woman trend in Hollywood with films like “Silence of The Lambs” and “Thelma and Louise”. Women were fighting back in a way through these films. They were showing that women can be tough if they want to and they can be sweet when they want to, just like men. Even in the film “Pulp Fiction”, a film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino who often shows that he does not think highly of women, although he makes all the women in this film unintelligent they are still trying to be interesting in some way. Directors like Tarantino who simply don’t think too highly of women will always exist but so will those who want to show the true capabilities of women, that there are minds as well as bodies.
Next week I will begin to meet with my on site advisor again and speak to her about my thoughts on the films and females in the film industry. On my own I plan to do some research in connecting historical events to some films and reading various film reviews. Hopefully I finish this step by the end of the week so I can begin the project and presentation as soon as possibly in a prepared state.

May 15, 2020

2 Replies to “Week 7: 90’s and next step plans”

  1. Lois W. says:

    It is interesting to know that the “hardcore, strong woman trend” started to become prominent in the 90’s. I can continue to see this trend in the female main character of a show that I am currently watching called “Castle”. Great work!

  2. Ms. Wallace says:

    It is so interesting to consider the role of film in relationship to society. Representation is such an important yet complicated aspect of media. As you reference, even strong images of women can be stained by the lens of objectification. I am curious how much of this would be remedied by the use of a female director and/or writer, and how much is a reflection of societal/generational norms.

    I can’t wait to see your final project!

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