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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…

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The Sami Way by Elisa Ferrari

This interview between Marco Bohr and the Argentinian photographer Elisa Ferrari was conducted in June 2013. Marco Bohr: You came to photography via ethnomusicology. Is it fair to say that you came to photography relatively late? Do you think there might be certain advantages on being a bit of an outsider – if that is…