Ways of Seeing - Netflix

John Berger presents his insights on how people see. Through examples of Art History Berger shows how our very sense of sight has been transformed. By discovering why this is so, according to Berger, "we shall discover something about ourselves".

Ways of Seeing - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 1972-01-08

Ways of Seeing - Male gaze - Netflix

In feminist theory, the male gaze is the act of depicting women and the world, in the visual arts and literature, from a masculine, heterosexual perspective that presents and represents women as sexual objects for the pleasure of the male viewer. The male gaze has three perspectives: (i) that of the person behind the camera, (ii) that of the characters within the representation, and (iii) that of the spectator. The film critic Laura Mulvey coined the term male gaze, which is contrasted with the concept of the female gaze; as such, the male gaze is comparable to scopophilia, which is sexual pleasure derived from observing the passive female as object.

Ways of Seeing - Criticizing the male gaze - Netflix

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