Could not the cited example be used to disprove the Clover thesis in that
the audience (male/female or both) identified with a sadistically violent
character and equally enjoyed his demise? Where was the Final Girl in this
film? Surely, Clover's too easily accepted thesis needs further investigation
in terms of the many films around in addition to those she selectively uses
before it becomes canonized like Laura Mulvey's "Visual Pleasure and Narrative
  Yes, these instances do exist. But if Mulvey selectively chose certain exampl
les and became subject to criticism re. the complexity she ignored in her
analsys, surely it is about time the Clover thesis received greater interrogat-
ion than has hithertoo been the case.
        Tony Williams
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