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28 April 2010
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Thesis for paper!

I have been a fan of vampires and am drawn to the mystique of vampirism.  What always struck me was the way in which sexuality has always been linked to vampires.  A vampire’s sexual orientation almost always leans towards heterosexuality (Queen of the Damned) or has homoerotic tendencies (Interview with …

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19 April 2010
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World on a Wire

Yesterday I went, along with a few others, to see the Fassbinder film World on a Wire.  Fassbinder’s film was originally made for German television and based on the novel Simulacron-3 by Daniel F. Galouve.  This film is about computer generated people who figure out what they are and disrupt …

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17 April 2010
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The Oppositional Gaze: Black Female Spectators

This has to be, by far, the best reading.  I was really intrigued by what Hooks had to say about black female spectatorship.  The way in which she began her article just drew me in.  It felt personal.  I am not black, but I can empathize with the way she …

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15 April 2010
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The Imaginary Signifier

Christian Metz is very hard to read.  I feel as though he talks in circles and I have to reread almost every other paragraph to understand what he is saying.  Metz discusses identification and the mirror.   Cinema has been described as a “synthesis of all the arts”.  Which I agree …

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15 April 2010
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Vampires: Gender and Sexuality (paper topic)

I have always been a fan of vampire flicks.  Not only have I always been a fan but I have noticed the sexual nature of these films as well.  I want to discuss the homoerotic implications, the relationships, and find out more about “Transylvania”.  Why did Bram Stoker pick this …