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Konkurs by Miloš Forman

The Semafor Theatre at Dejvická 27 in Prague is the central location for Miloš Forman’s classic film Konkurs (Audition) generally cited as the first film of the Czech New Wave for its realistic depiction of youth culture. Forman is a man of the theatre: before he entered FAMU, the Prague Film Academy, and perhaps inspired…

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Steve McQueen and the Long Take

The attempted lynching of Solomon Northup is one of the most difficult scenes to watch in Steve McQueen’s haunting film ’12 Years a Slave’. The scene is deliberately intense in the way it is constructed with regard to its visual elements, the representative time span it covers as well as the way the different shots…

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The Misogynistic Lens in Hollywood Cinema

In this post I want to analyze the representation of femininity in Woody Allen’s latest film Blue Jasmine with a specific focus on the main character Jasmine played by Cate Blanchett. My aim is to understand how the representation of the female lead feeds into a larger discourse on gender stereotypes not only constructed but…