Tag Archives: Zero Dark Thirty

Women’s Silent Era Success and New Century Supremacy?

8 May

4th article in our series Next Generation of Films for Women

Nominating Katherine Bigalow’s work “The Hurt Locker” (2008), “Zero Dark Thirty” (2012), we will prescribe her as an antidote for contemporary weaknesses in popular filmmaking. This article will also predict what other female filmmakers will once again rise to the occasion and save audiences from the kinds of predictability that are apparent in so many contemporary films. That’s right, women will be Hollywood’s secret weapon, once again stale ideas, myopic visions, and impotent paradigmatic planning will eventually be overturned.  Unlike yesterdays Hollywood, in tomorrow’s Hollywood it will be the male acting stars that will be running for exposure in breathe-taking female helmed productions.  Judging from the ambitiousness of their current work, their future work will likely have the narrative and dramatic experiences current Hollywood films are missing.  But you may be asking what did he mean by “once again?”

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Who’s Perpetuating Sexist Stereotypes and Behaviors Female Consumers or Hollywood?

17 Apr

1st. Article in our 5-week series on The Next Generation of Films for Women

Internalize sexism, the term is tossed around a lot but what does it mean? In short, it is the practice of women enacting learned sexist behaviors on themselves and other women.  Internalize sexism falls into four categories according to an article Fabric of Internalized Sexism in the Journal of Integrated Sciences.[1] They are 1). Assertions of incompetence, which express an internalized sense of powerlessness; 2). Competition between women; 3). The construction of women as objects; and 4). The invalidation or derogation of women.  In this article we look into the possibility of women enacting sexist behaviors on themselves and others by way of romance novels and films.

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Negative Whispers on Zero Dark Thirty

14 Jan

This last week the controversies surrounding Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty seemed to have become louder and louder with each nomination announcement it received. Although this may feel like a recent thing, the film has had negative whispers surrounding it since before the camera started to roll.

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LIH Editorial 12/3-12/9

3 Dec

Hello new and returning readers!

Well the holidays are definitely upon us.  Thanksgiving came and went in a flurry and before we know it, the winter holidays and New Year’s will be over.  Remembering back to being a little child, the holidays always seemed to take 100 years to roll around.  Now, as adults, they spring up like weeds: fast and furious without us even paying attention. Continue reading