• Luck By Chance

    Elements of Pastiche in Luck By Chance
    Divya Sasidharan

  • Delete: Episode 1
    a new web series by Skye Wingo and Jon McClees

  • Camp and Contradiction in Johnny Guitar
    Jasper Muse

  • Living in a Ghost World by Max Hooley

  • Voyeurism and Lacan’s Gaze in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
    by Alison Mayer

  • Sex, Murder and Feminism in the Giallo by Amanda Palmer

Work by students and alumni of the Screen Studies program at Clark University.

<b>Living in a Ghost World</b><br>Max Hooley

Living in a Ghost World
Max Hooley

Ghost World (Terry Zwigoff, 2001, USA) articulates several features of post-Freudian psychoanalysis, specifically Jacques Lacan’s theories of desire, fetishism and the objet a. These concepts are embodied by the characters Enid (Thora Birch) and Seymour (Steve Buscemi) in their personal relationships with each other, and with the rest of humanity. This essay seeks to illuminate […]

<b>Voyeurism and Lacan’s Gaze in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!</b><br>Alison Mayer

Voyeurism and Lacan’s Gaze in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Alison Mayer

It would be easy to surmise that a film entitled Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) is purely an entertaining sexploitation film. Indeed, director Russ Meyer does not purposefully attempt much beyond that. The film contains more than its fair share of large breasts and ultra-violence. However, although the three females leads in Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! […]

<b>Sex, Murder and Feminism in the Giallo</b><br>Amanda Palmer

Sex, Murder and Feminism in the Giallo
Amanda Palmer

Violence, blood, gratuitous nudity and sex are all at the core of The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (Sergio Martino, Italy, 1971).  These elements are not unique to this particular film—rather they are key traits of the Italian giallo genre, as well as the American slasher film cycle.  In the giallo, the mysterious killer’s wrath is targeted […]

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