COMM 452 Kiss Me Deadly Slides

COMM 452 Kiss Me Deadly Slides - Women in Kiss Me Deadly-Ah...

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Societal Fears of the 1950s - Fifties: hotbed of political paranoia, fear of atomic annihilation, anti-communist hysteria and Eisenhowerian complacency (Flinn 115). - “In the series of apocalyptic explosions that end this film we see reflected not only our culture’s anxieties about the bomb and a nuclear holocaust fears that surfaced increasingly in films of the 1950s, but also the image of a world that seems bent on destruction, thanks to its citizens’ grasping, even violent, preoccupation with the self. (Telotte 198). - “Now listen, Mike. I’m going to pronounce a few words. They’re harmless words, just a bunch of letters scrambled together, but their meaning is very important. Try to understand what they mean: Manhattan Project, Los Alamos, Trinity.” – Pat Murphey
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Unformatted text preview: Women in Kiss Me Deadly-Ah woman, the incomplete sex. Why man of course – wonderful man. I had to use my whole body [to hail him down] – if I’d just used my thumb, you wouldn’t have stopped” – Christina -Film associates women with Eve and Pandora, causing the downfall of men and destruction.--The film “fuses the widespread fear of atomic destruction in the Fifties with the equally widespread fear of woman,. Effectively mapping the former onto the latter” (Flinn 124).--Depictions of women as not-so-despicable characters o Velda o Christina-“First you find a little thread. Little thread leads you to a string, and that string leads to a rope. And from the rope, you hang by the neck.” - Velda...
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