Unknown, Unkissed, and Lost Part 3: Camus & Kaufman

 

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Unknown, Unkissed, and Lost Part 2: Kafka & Kaufman

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Princess to Prince-less: How Disney has Reshaped its Animated Female Leads (Post 3)

May 25

For the second round of screenings, I viewed Pocahontas and Moana.  While examining these films, I not only kept a feminist perspective in mind, I also paid attention to ethnographic aspects of the films.  As I had first screened Beauty and the Beast and Frozen, I had a mental template of how caucasian princesses are depicted against with I could compare the portrayal of non-caucasian princesses.

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Princess to Prince-less: How Disney has Reshaped its Animated Female Leads (Post 2)

May 18

I began the film analyzation stage of my project by screening and taking down observations on two of the four Disney princess films I am analyzing.  First I watched Beauty and the Beast (1991), and the following day I watched Frozen (2013).  In order to make thorough, organized observations, I payed attention to the five parts of parts of film: mise-en-scène, sound, shots, story, and editing.  After each screening, I reviewed my notes on the film and discussed them with my advisor, Professor Alexander Prokhorov.  The following is a brief selection of my thoughts on each film, as well as an initial comparison of the two films.

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