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The Gaze in Film
Discussion of the power of the gaze in film.
# 140093 | 1,250 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.)

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This paper analyzes the power of the gaze in film, using specific films as examples. The films that are used are"The Lord of the Rings Trilogy." The characters' gazes that were examined were the monstrous characters. It looks at the use of point of view shots to set intent. Other shots show the dominance of the gaze.

From the Paper:

"The gaze is a very important part of film narrative. The gaze shapes perspective and often says a lot about the motivations of various characters. For this reason the gaze in film says a lot about power relations. This is particularly true when it comes to monstrous characters. The use of point of view shots and fixing gazes seem to be common aspects of monstrous characters. Their gaze is used to represent their power, predatory nature and inherent maliciousness. For this essay we will look at how the gaze is used by monstrous..."

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