Tuesday, January 13, 2009

rude:canadian film review.

I found the film Rude (1995), to not only be an excellent critical look at the Jane and Finch area and the struggle between the law enforcement and the criminals; but it gave a deep look at the struggle of marginalized groups. Not only was there a lot of critique of poor black individuals, but also it went further and looked at the marginalized groups within that group. For example it portrayed not just low-income black men, but as criminals. It used the Gaze on the black women with the constant use of the unwanted video filming, extreme violation of personal privacy and the scene of attempted rape at the end. Finally, portrayed lower in marginalization than the black woman, is the gay black man. Of course at the top of the entire hierarchy, is the white man, the puppeteer above it all.

Image credit: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm2483067904/tt0114305

Monday, January 12, 2009

Implicitly put.

with strong encouragement from my professor and inspirer of all things I love, I started blogging. realizing that I have far too many opinions and an interest beyond the surface of all things media related, this blog is now an extension of my past education in all things experienced and wondered. enjoy.