Classical Hollywood, Directors, Film, Films, Golden Oldies, Media

Patriarchal Dominance in Film – Then vs. Now

When looking back at the classics there seems to be an overarching theme that defines the average studio film, a trend which is still evident in film today, although less prominently so. This is the dominance of the man and the spectacle of the woman. Besides with exception of a few, especially strong characters played… Continue reading Patriarchal Dominance in Film – Then vs. Now

Film, Films, Media, Reviews

Totalitarianism in Film

Since the term Ideology can be very broad, I’m going to narrow my discussion down to the societal aspect of ideology in film. Specifically the portrayal of totalitarianism in some of the most successful film franchises, how they have demonstrated ideology in the form of beliefs that control society. I will discuss the common themes… Continue reading Totalitarianism in Film