Laura Mulvey in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema

What do you understand of the position outlined by Laura Mulvey in “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”: its sequel “Afterthoughts on Visual
Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”, and the work of writers as Mary Ann Doane who followed, adapted and contested Mulvey’s work? Taking this as a starting point, and with reference to key terms advanced by Mulvey and others – such as scopophilia, voyeurism, identification – analyze a segment from “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1946).
The segment can be found on youtube: https:/Awww. youtube. com/watch?v=WGFer3-Aguw
Also, you need to support your argument by using other examples from the movie b the main analysis should be surrounded upon this one specific segment. You can easily analyze in sing Lacan and Freudian concepts as fetishism, voyeurism, etc. Don’t forget to apply Mulvey as well. She argued about 3 looks: camera look, how do characters look at each other and how spectator looks at characters. After you discuss the classical approach to segment pon Mulvey yo need to extend essay saying about the female’s identification (it can b font in Mulvey’s sequel and Ann Doane article as well as in Miriam Hansen article).
It is also necessary to include the cultural and social context of the ‘noir’ genre and why at some point it was popular? (due to the post-WWII).The possible structure of the essay will be:
Introduction: explain Freudian and Lacan original psychoanalysis and its main thesis. Then discuss Mulvey’s points on her first essay and show how Mulvey reses Freudian concepts into the gender theory. Then state which film are you going to discuss. DON’T FORGET TO

  1. Start to analyze a segment showing your understanding of Mulvey’s theory (3 looks, masochistic representation, female as a threat and so on)
  2. Discuss Mulvey’s sequel + Ann Doane + Valentino case (Hansen article) + explore the complexity of the ‘film noir ‘ee oe

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