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Having Viewed 'Pretty Woman' And 'Thelma And Louise,' How Do You Think Women Are Represented In These Films And Hollywood In G

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Having Viewed 'Pretty Woman' And 'Thelma And Louise,' How Do You Think Women Are Represented In These Films And Hollywood In General? In this piece of coursework I will be writing an essay on how women are represented in media in general and also in the films 'Pretty Woman' and 'Thelma and Louise.' I will also be writing about how films usually use stereotypes which gives a judgement of a type of person or a group of people which may not true. In these two films women are represented as housewives/sex objects, for example in 'Pretty Woman' Vivien was on the bed half naked the camera, show a close up taking in her body which makes a sexy scene and usually in Hollywood films they use this technique most of the time. For example they've used it in the film XXX (triple X) ...read more.

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One day she meets a very rich client in the name of Richard which she does straight business at first, but then she falls in love with him, which then she changes to be a normal women (housewife) with a proper relationship. 'Pretty Women' is a fairy tale romance film. The reason why I have used this genre type is because that it wasn't an complicated film, and also had an happy ending where everyone ended up happy, and having what they wanted just like what would of happened in a fairy tale story. Also in 'Pretty Woman' they have used quite a lot of stereotypes (judgement of someone that may not be true) to describe characters. For example Vivien was dressed up like a prostitute and went into an expensive designer clothes shop, where the workers told her to get out because they thought she didn't have enough money for the clothes in there. ...read more.

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On the other hand 'Thelma and Louise' is set to attract an older audience, ages 22+ because of its more difficult scenario. Younger audience would get bored of the film because they wouldn't understand it properly while the older audience will understand it better. In this media unit I have learnt and got a clearer idea of what representation of women is, and also I got a better understanding of stereotypes now as well. I have also improved in discussing and writing about a film I have watched. In this unit I have learnt what feminist means and when the movement started. This unit has made me better at backing up the information I produce by giving examples. I also have learnt that in Hollywood generally producers use stereotypes and representations in films because it makes the film more interesting for example this technique has been used in the following films: American Pie, Desperado, Gigli etc. ?? ?? ?? ?? 2 ...read more.

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