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Blog posts : "For Your Consideration: The Death Gaze"

TOWARD A NEW SPLATTER AESTHETIC

In Laura Mulvey’s seminal essay, Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, she posits that all film is subject to the Male Gaze, a psychoanalytical reading of film text that states the narrative of cinema is overwhelmingly presented from an empowered male perspective. A perspective that objectifies women and that breaks down into either a sadistic form of voyeurism that the audience participates in, a type of wish ful-fillment for our collective desire to watch others, especially women without fear of being discovered, or a fetishism that becomes about the reinforcement of narrative and arch…

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