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Ying Li Prof. Kashani Film 100 Sep. 28, 2008 Chapter 7 Theories in Cinema 1. The purpose of film theory which I believe is to help audience better understand cinema. Every film can be interpreted in different ways, which is also one of the backdrops in making a film. Arnheim believed that film is a medium that transcends reality and can offer a formal version of a meaningful phenomenon that is not reality. 2. Semiotics theory noted that cinema is a medium of signs and codes. In the movie the Usual Suspect (1995), the Verbal Kint, played by Kevin Spacya, appears to be weak,but he tricks the police officer to believe he just play minimal part in the whole conspiracy. However, in reality, Kint is a leader in the local criminal gang. 3. Feminist film theory is considered a conveyer belt for delivering myths about women and for propagating male domination in societies. Apply my feminist perspective in analyzing Legally Blonde (2001)
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Unformatted text preview: Legally Blonde (2001) is one of my favorite movies, and I believe that it is focus on the feminist concept. In the traditional thoughts, a girl with blonde hair is deemed as a person who has “no brain but beauty;” like what Warner explained in the movie when he plans to break up with Elle: “I want to marry a Jackie, not a Marilyn.” We know that it is a type of prejudice for women. Elle, played by Reese Witherspoon, proved that a girl can be gifted both beautiful and wise. Although the movie is a comedy, as the same time of entertainment, we are able to understand that people still hold certain prejudice toward other race or other different kind of human being. The movie reminds that with the society advanced, thoughts and opinions of our people should change properly. The capability does not depend on sex, race or people’s appearances any more, and Legally Blonde fully manifests this point....
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