Representation of Bernice, Representation of Shorty's wife - Coggle…
Representation of Bernice
subservient to men?
little individuality/autonomy in their lives/futures
contrast between mise-en-scene of the women doing dishes/washing clothes and the men just sitting and watching
Bernice - sexualised? Nightgown
reveals how shaggy sees Bernice
what shaggy sees, we see. Bernice is composed to be in the front and centre of the frame - male gaze, sexualised
shorty's wife: shot through the gap in the fence
Bernice challenging Shaggy = challenging heteronormativity of living in the favelas
compared with clipper and goose
Bernice wittier and smarter than Shaggy
Composition: Bernice foregrounded in the shot showing her control and dominance, women provide a safe space for men in the film. Providing direction and grounding to the men - Bernice telling Shaggy that she's leaving and she's able to dictate that. Like Angelica = futility to the desire to escape, not possible in this favela due to corruption and violence.
Bonnie and Clyde intertextuality
idea of you can run but you can't hide, highlights impossibility of escape
Representation of Shorty's wife
young, innocent, naive
lack of connection between Shorty and Shorty's wife - deficit that leads to goose affair
bechdel test - failed!
typical role of a housewife: life is boring and tedious
offscreen death, murder flanked by lighthearted scenes
Shorty only arrested, an informant to the police and therefore let go