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Women in Film
An examination of Hollywood's portrayal of women in three films.
# 124108 | 3,000 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Women Studies (General) , Film (General)

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This paper examines the reasons for Hollywood's unfavorable portrayals of women in film, looking at three films as examples of the evolution of women in film--"Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", "Thelma and Louise", and "Silence of the Lambs". The paper traces the evolution of women's roles through the three films, culminating with the role of Clarice in "Silence of the Lambs", which is comparable to a male hero's role in similar movies.

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"The images of women in films reflect Hollywood's preoccupation with and fear of women as well as that of American society at large. Hollywood has portrayed women in the prescribed roles that it felt comfortable seeing them in, but has always maintained a veneer of the artificial that constrained women from expressing their real selves on the screen. From the femme fatale role depicted by Marlene Dietrich in which woman was mysterious and profound, never to be understood completely, to the bimbo played..."

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