Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema

@article{Mulvey1975VisualPA,
  title={Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema},
  author={L. Mulvey},
  journal={Screen},
  year={1975},
  volume={16},
  pages={6-18}
}
This paper intends to use psychoanalysis to discover where and how the fascination of film is reinforced by pre-existing patterns of fascination already at work within the individual subject and the social formations that have moulded him. It takes as its starting-point the way film reflects, reveals and even plays on the straight, socially established interpretation of sexual difference which controls images, erotic ways of looking and spectacle. It is helpful to understand what the cinema has… Expand