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DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 14:52:25

I'm thinking about starting a blog providing a feminist critique of every film I watch, in order to prepare for my dissertation, which I'll need to start considering soon.

However, I'm having a serious creative bypass at the moment, and am feeling little inspiration. This must have beenn how Transformers was made. So, was wondering if any of you wonderful people had any suggestions for me, please? grin

TryLikingClarity Sat 09-Jul-11 14:57:08

Hmmm, good question...

I'm afraid I can't think of an answer just yet, but will put my thinking cap on and hopefully get back to you...

I have a request though: once you do set up your blog, please review The Departed. It's a recent movie but one which made me feel confused and hmm

Thanks smile

DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 15:00:24

Ooh, the Departed was on my list of ones to watch again. The first time I watched it, I was a bit more naive than I am now. grin

TryLikingClarity Sat 09-Jul-11 15:02:43

My bro-in-law got me to watch it a few months ago. It's one of his fave films, but I sat there like [open mouthed shock]

Wrong on too many levels!

Orbinator Sat 09-Jul-11 15:09:36

How about something like Woman Writes (instead of Women's Rights, obv)?

DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 15:20:31

Hmmm, it's good, Orbinator, but would probably use that as an ID. I kinda want the title to make it obvious it will be about films and feminism, as opposed to just feminism...

Catitainahatita Sat 09-Jul-11 16:10:53

Lights! Camara! Feminism!

I'm useless at titles too, but your blog sounds cool. Let us know when you get it up and running.

Also I'm sending you via this thread the sympathy, understanding and general solidarity that I am cautious about expressing on the other one.

SybilBeddows Sat 09-Jul-11 16:47:22

The Blue Pill.

after the blue pill in The Matrix and all those comments from people on here about how it's like choosing to take the blue pill rather than the red one and once you've done that you can't see anything in the same way again.

(I think it was blue, you would have to check)

sunshineandbooks Sat 09-Jul-11 16:49:46

Film Fem! ?

SybilBeddows Sat 09-Jul-11 16:50:18

oops, just checked re pills, the one that allows you to see reality is the red one

DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 16:51:05

Catitain, I love it! I'll be starting it tonight. It's mainly for research for my studies, but I'll hopefully keep it running for quite some time. I'll let everyone know when it's up and running properly.

And thank you. It means a lot. I'm keeping my mind otherwise occupied today, for the most part. It's hard work, but the safest option at the time being. But thank you, again. smile

DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 16:52:20

Ooh, Sybil, I like that one, too. Must get round to watching the Matrix trilogy again, very soon.

Prolesworth Sat 09-Jul-11 17:32:57

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DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 17:45:45

OK, it's either The Red Pill, or Lights, Camera, Feminism!...

Catitainahatita Sat 09-Jul-11 17:56:02

Keeping your mind busy is the way to go, in my experience. <Sends furtive hug>

The best blogs are in my opinion often the ones done for personal purposes. They are much generally more spontaneous and thought provoking.

DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 18:04:51

grin I do have a personal blog, one that witters on about every day musings, but this one is a mixture of something that interests me deeply, and something that will be a useful resource in a year or so, when it comes to deciding on my dissertation. Also gives me some useful practice if I do decide I want to go into Film critique, rather than production.

I'm looking at doing the same for literature, but this will be less regularly updated. (I'm a slow reader) I've already got a few items in consideration, including The Tenth Circle (Jodi Picoult), which I hadn't noticed at the time I read it (a few years back) but it harbours a lot of rape apologetics. But the film blog will be my baby, so to speak... grin

If anyone has any reccommendations for films to review, please let me know.

I'm thinking, as I liked both The Red Pill and Lights, Camera, Feminism, I might use LCF as a sub heading for the blog.

floyjoy Sat 09-Jul-11 19:35:06

Last night I watched The Pumpkin Eater (1964) based on the Penelope Mortimer novel. Don't know if it was on the BBC everywhere. I'd like to read a review of that. I was in a bad mood after everything that happened to Anne Bancroft's character. The scene where she listens to her husband and doctor discuss sending her to a psychiatrist is so reminiscent of what happens to Betty Draper in Mad Men.

DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 19:47:13

I'll have a look for it later, floyjoy. If it was on the Beeb, then it should be on iplayer. Now off to write up about Up... Which is pretty... Well, it's Pixar... Pretty male dominated.

floyjoy Sat 09-Jul-11 20:01:06

That sounds a bit more cheerful than The Pumpkin Eater!

DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 20:14:10

Not when you're looking at it from a feminist POV wink

Am I allowed to link to the blog in here once it's finished? I'm not sure how things like that work on here...

AliceTwirled Sat 09-Jul-11 20:53:58

Think so Peanut. People link to stuff like that on here. IME people only get ansty is your first post is 'look at my blog but I shall not engage with you minions'.

Prolesworth Sat 09-Jul-11 20:56:41

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DontCallMePeanut Sat 09-Jul-11 21:02:36

OK, thank you! I've decided I'm starting with Alice in Wonderland (2010) as it was actually hailed for being a feminist film, although I had a few criticisms of it when I covered it last term grin I'll save up for when I'm a bit more established, as it really is rant-worthy...

TryLikingClarity Sat 09-Jul-11 22:16:39

I like the idea of The Red Pill from The Matrix, but the words red and pill make me think of blood and the birth control pill confused


Maybe I've drunk too much wine, but that was my first thought when I saw it.

My (semi-drunk) suggestion is: 'Through the Eyes of' then you can add whatever word you want - feminism, womankind etc.

Good luck reviewing Alice in Wonderland, I'm not sure what Tim Burton was playing at with that one hmm

Prolesworth Sat 09-Jul-11 22:42:00

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