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May 3, 2018
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Gender And Sexuality In The Animated Films Of Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki, Part 3 (Hiroko Miyashita)

The following is the third of a three-part series.  The first installment can be found here, the second one here. Storylines and Narrative Forms of Disney and Miyazaki Finally, I examine the three animated films from the perspective of narratology. When watching these three animated films, it is simple to…

April 26, 2018
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Gender And Sexuality In The Animated Films Of Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki, Part 2 (Hiroko Miyashita)

The following is the second of a three-part series.  The first installment can be found here. In general, as Laura Mulvey argues, female characters in past, traditional stories were portrayed as quiet and weak. At that time, women were not considered as important as men in society, therefore the stories…

April 18, 2018
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Gender And Sexuality In The Animated Films Of Walt Disney and Hayao Miyazaki, Part 1 (Hiroko Miyashita)

The following is the first installment of a three-part series. Hayao Miyazaki and Walt Disney are the two best-known and world famous directors in the history of animated film. Despite Miyazaki and Disney’s differences in style, themes, and approach when making animated films, both are extremely popular both in the…

November 29, 2016
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Baz’s Bronx – Get Down Or Let Down? (Lachlan MacDowall)

On August 12 Netflix screened the latest project by Australian film director Baz Luhrmann. The Get Down is a twelve-part television series set in the Bronx in the 1970s that chronicles the birth of disco, punk and particularly hip-hop, through the lives of four teenagers. In one sense, the broad story of hip-hop…