Monthly Archives: November 2014

Shock Shows: An Examination of Family Sitcoms-Emily Jo Williams

Husband and wife sit at the piano singing a cheery tune; images of minor characters flood the screen; and once again the spectators become entranced enough to spend the next half hour observing the fictional lives of those on screen. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Evolution of Female Beauty in Sitcom– Emily Jo Williams

As the set lit up and the TV dinners cooled down, families all across the country sat anxiously awaiting the newest episode of I Love Lucy. For years, Lucille Ball reigned as the sitcom queen, as the eponymous character of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mother Knows Best: Maternal Figures in Hitchcock — Emily Williams

Throughout his films, Alfred Hitchcock portrays different types of women; the extreme portrayals engage the spectators and allow them to identify with the female characters, much like they would with various types of women in real life. Some female stereotypes … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Male Gaze in “Rear Window” –Emily Jo Williams

Throughout Hitchcock’s Rear Window, Jefferies remains physically static in his wheel chair, confined to his two room apartment, overlooking the apartment complex’s courtyard, Jefferies occupies his time by observing his neighbors. Although his intentions are initially good natured, his peeping … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mockingjay: A Sad Installment — Emily Jo Williams

Over this Thanksgiving break I desperately wanted to see the third installment of the Hunger Games trilogy. Having read the series multiple times I had high hopes for the 3rd film but was sadly disappointed by the film. Compared to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“You eat like a bird”

This is my adapted version of my second COM 370 essay (with footnotes) Robin Wood, in Hitchcock’s Films Revisited, argues that much of the meaning that the audience derives from Psycho involves spectatorship through character development.1 What makes Psycho such … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In case you missed it…

I’m not an actress, but I thoroughly appreciate great acting performances when I see them in any medium. Since performances by Hitchcock’s actors and actresses have been some of the best I’ve seen, I happened to Google “worst Oscar snubs” … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment