[SOLUTION] Film Critique Paper
The paper should be on the movie “Brave” a Disney film. Here’s an example. Template/Ideas/Examples for Critique Paper Short summary of movie can precede thesis. Thesis: It is problematic that Cinderella (1950) is still so popular among children across the globe because it reinforces traditional hegemonic beliefs about gender, race, and sexuality. Main point 1: Cinderella is objectified and her gender performance is policed with positive reinforcement for feminine behavior and negative reinforcement for masculine behavior. A. Cinderella is hated by her ugly step-sisters because of her gendered attractiveness. a. Gendered attractiveness is B. The sisters fear that her culturally normative attractiveness will interfere with their attempts to attract eligible bachelors, so they keep her locked up and objectify her while they demand she act as their personal slave. a. Objectification is b. Social science researchers have studied the effects of objectification and found that it can cause individuals to suffer from negative self-worth (CITATION, 2020). C. The sisters get invited to a grand ball where the prince will be selecting his future bride, and they refuse to let Cinderella go. They secure her inability to attend the ball by making her work tirelessly to sew their gowns in time for the grand ball. After the sisters leave for the ball, Cinderella weeps at her misfortune and her fairy godmother appears before her and asks why she too is not headed to the ball herself. Debilitated by body surveillance, Cinderella pleads that she cannot go without a gown, so her fairy godmother transforms her peasant dress into a beautiful gown. a. Body surveillance is b. Research has shown that body surveillance is associated with negative body image and eating disorders (CITATION, 2020) Main point 2: Non-white characters do not exist in Cinderella (1950), although some critics have argued that minorities are portrayed as the mice characters. A. Describe how a concept from the book is portrayed within the movie. a. Define the concept. b. Add argument/evidence from research (if applicable to this concept). B. Another concept a. Define b. Add research (if applicable). C. Another concept? a. b. Main point 3: Cinderellas (1950) storyline praises heterosexuality and ridicules homosexual behavior. A. Describe the obsession with securing a husband, work in heteronormativity maybe? a. Define heteronormativity b. Research? B. Describe how portrayal of and talk about the prince, work in some concept dealing with masculinity, appearance, behavior, status, etc. a. Define concept. b. Research? C. Describe the scene in which Gus and Jack are snuggle up and cuddle until Jack remembers Gus is a guy and pulls away his arm in horror, work in some concept about homosexuality, homophobia, etc. a. Define concept. b. Research? Conclusion: Summarize and explain why you initially claimed Cinderellas continued popularity is problematic.
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