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November 1995, Week 1


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Justine Sawyier <[log in to unmask]>
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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 2 Nov 1995 13:29:15 -0500
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Thanks in advance to anyone who responds to this:
I am beginning to research a paper on the question of moral ambiguity in male
and female characters in film, dealing with the primary issue that this
quality has been allowed in male characters (hero/anti-hero), and not in
female characters.  I want to use examples in modern film that show that bias
is slowly changing, allowing female characters more shading and dynamic
range.  My intent is to use examples from early film (D.W. Griffith, German
Expressionists, Classical Hollywood Cinema, Film Noir, the reactionary 50's
era films, up through the modern), to trace the development of moral
Does anyone have good recommendations for films and materials to look at that
deal with this issue?
Does anyone have recommendations for modern films and materials that show
this aspect evolving?
Does anyone have any thoughts on the subject that they wish to share?
Thank you,
Justine Sawyier ([log in to unmask])
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