Posted by Nettrice, Tue Dec-20-05 09:09 AM
>I don't particularly like this essay but I might as well show
>another side of the argument. The ideas it deals with are
>similar to the ones Nettrice talks about I think.
The depiction of race, class, and gender in film is an interesting discussionif people were more willing and able to engage but most folks want escapism without critical thought about media. This is why teaching media literacy has been such a challenge for some of my students. King Kong gives me some ideas for next semester. I think both KK and LOTR serve as excellent examples of white male supremacy in film but that's a discussion for another time.