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Saturday 23 March 2019
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SCRIPT LEAK: DUMB AND DUMBER TOO

SCRIPT LEAK: DUMB AND DUMBER TOO











Int: Harry and Lloyd are sat in their apartment.

Lloyd

Hey Harry. Have you read Christian Metz’s Film Language: A Semiotics of Cinema. You know the one were he proposes the Grand Syntagmatique and suggests the reason film is popular as an art form lies in its ability to be both an imperfect reflection of reality and a method to delve into the unconscious dream state?


Harry
Sure Lloyd. 

Lloyd
And?

Harry
Well I appreciate Metz’s attempt to use psychoanalytic ideas in his theoretical account of cinema but it was Laura Mulvey who really expanded the theory by inaugurating the intersection of film theory, psychoanalysis and feminism.

Lloyd
Wasn’t it Mulvey who argued in her 1973 essay Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinemthat the only way to annihilate the patriarchal Hollywood system is to radically challenge and re-shape the filmic strategies of classical Hollywood with alternative feminist methods?

Harry
She calls for a new feminist avant-garde film-style that would rupture the narrative pleasure of classical Hollywood film-making, though her central thesis was that the spectator is male and derives visual pleasure from a dominant and controlling perspective.

Lloyd
Yeah but Gaylyn Studlarrefuted Mulvey by suggesting tha visual pleasure for all audiences is derived from a passive, masochistic perspective, where the audience seeks to be powerless and overwhelmed by the cinematic image.

Harry
Indeed she did.

Lloyd
Indeed.

(A long pause)

Lloyd
Harry?

Harry
Yeah Lloyd

Lloyd
You want to watch Miss Congeniality 2?

Harry
Sure Lloyd.


FIN
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