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“I ain’t no queer”: Den heteronormativa bögen i Brokeback Mountain
Örebro University, Department of Humanities.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay aims to show that filmic representation of homosexuals not necessarily is to be understood as an open mind gesture towards homosexuality. Thesis is that mainstream cinema, because of its ambition to please a public as broad as possible, cannot afford to acknowledge the presence of an erotic relationship between the male spectator and the image of his gender counter part because of the heterosexual norm that pervades our society. Therefore, cinematic processes work in a way to deny erotification. The way these cinematic processes are contributing are examined in a close reading of the film Brokeback Mountain (2005) with focus on looks, behavior, gazes, cinematography and editing, based on Laura Mulveys, by this time, classical feministic theory about the male gaze. Conclusions drawn is that denial of erotification exists in two main forms. First, the characters are denied the full significance of being an object of erotic attraction. Second, the homosexual relationship is dimished. Both forms are limited by exaggerated masculinity, almost non-existent introdiegetic gazes, distanced, short-durated camera and a frequent editing, factors which breaks the posibility of erotification.

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2006. , p. 35
Keywords [en]
masculinity, gaze, heteronormativity
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Studies on Film
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-1128ISRN: ORU-HUM/MKF-C--07/0004--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-1128DiVA, id: diva2:134679
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humaniora/teologi
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Available from: 2007-04-11 Created: 2007-04-11 Last updated: 2017-10-18

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