The representations of women in film.
In contemporary film women's roles in films have varied quiet considerably between genres, geographical placement, and between
period settings. These factors contribute to the different
representations of women's roles in the film they are present in.
These roles are diverse going from the traditional maternal role to
that of manipulative murderer. In contemporary media these roles are
given higher status, in the pass the highest a female role could be at
most was a side-kick or a co-star, they were given the title leading
lady if they were at there best and yet they would always be second
best. However, in present times in more contemporary times women's
roles have been the highlight of the movie being the leading actor.
Women's roles in movies can be of almost equal to the male roles and
the co-stars are not given the majority of the acclaims just because
they are male. Therefore, in recent films, female roles have comes to
include the traditional household/ motherly role. Yet this is mainly
in contemporary films about periods in the past, in the modernistic
films out at the moment women's roles in the films were more dominant
and masculine and all the while maintaining there feminine qualities
that have always been represented in films. The genre can affect the
role of the female character as for example in film noir there is
always a femme fatal get in a science fiction there maybe no femme
fatal iconology get there maybe a sci-fi connection to a femme fatal
yet the genre of it alters it completely. This can be seen in the
modern film "Kill Bill" where the lead was an aggressive, strong and
powerful character and yet this aggression and revenge was steaming
from the lose of her child thus the feminine mother aspect can be seen
clearly in comparison to a film from the 1980's such as "Little Shop
of Horrors" in which the... [continues]
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