American Popular Culture of Violence in American Cinema.
Compare and contrast the depiction of screen violence in two different film genres/subgenres that we have viewed in the last two weeks. Be sure to use specific examples from the films and relevant concepts from the readings in your response. You may use additional readings as sources but be sure to acknowledge them in your response. Only use the films screened in class as your examples.
1.James Kendrick. Film Violence: History, Ideology, Genre Wallflower Press, 2009. Page 79-88
2. Stephen Prince (ed.) Screening Violence. Rutgers University Press, 2000., Page 125-168
3. Mulvey, Laura “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema”
4.Hostel II and Torture Porn by Gabrielle Murray (http://www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc50.2008/TortureHostel2/)
Texas Chainsaw Massacre II (Tobe Hooper, 1986)
Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1986)
Hostel II (Eli Roth, 2007)
Elephant (Gus Van Sant, 2003)