Laura Mulvey and Christian Metz

This week’s readings center around the notion of the spectator, and the process by which the spectator identifies with the characters that appear on the film screen. Much like Baudry’s work (and to the chagrin of Carroll), both Metz and Mulvey utilize psychoanalytic film theory to examine the unique relationship between spectator and film. Metz … Continue reading Laura Mulvey and Christian Metz

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Baudry’s Aparatus and Adorno’s Culture Industry

All film is political. All media is ideological. The texts that we read, watch, and otherwise consume all affect us in specific ways. These are general platitudes that seem to permeate all aspects of media theory. And this is no exception for scholars who were working in the mid-twentieth century, trying to make sense of … Continue reading Baudry’s Aparatus and Adorno’s Culture Industry