Analyzing The Female Leads of Alien, Kill Bill Volume 1

One hundred (100) points total. Each answer must be a minimum of 500 words and the format of your paper must be 12pt Arial and single-spaced. Please rewrite the question in your response to identify the question that you are answering. You will be awarded 0 through 10 points based on the clarity and detail of your answer. Bullet points are not accepted and you will not receive any points if a question is answered in that format. To reinforce your point(s) and to earn a higher grade per question, five (5) or more scenes must be referenced in each question, identify the timecode (ex: use 2m:10s-5m:10s as a time marker), and elaborate on the premise or action within each scene that you are referencing.Please ensure that you observe the requirements of this response. This response counts for 5% of your semester grade. Deadline for is Sunday, November 7th by 11:59PM. Late submissions face a penalty of five (5) points per day after the deadline. Late submissions are not accepted unless permitted by the Instructor.QuestionsPlease refrain from answering questions in a manner that compartmentalizes multi-part answers. Write your response in a manner that reads like a conversation, one that exhibits both your conversational tone and a writing style that displays a command of the topic(s) at hand. Use references accordingly and do so in a manner that supports your point(s). 1. In 1919, the year before the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote was ratified, “America’s Sweetheart” Mary Pickford co-founded United Artists, a studio that continues producing films 100 years later. Despite efforts and contributions of women like Pickford, Hollywood has remained largely male-dominated. The recent surge of action-oriented heroines in films have come to question the role of “femininity” and the function of “feminism” as female lead roles are often deemed more appealing than male leads. This “appeal” is due in large part to the purposeful sexualization of female characters in action movies in which its characterization and depiction are catered to a widely male audience. Though some characters defy tradition, if anything, trends have set a precedent for a new template for writers to work with and create a non-conformist model of femininity. This is a two-part question: A) In your opinion, is the depiction of a “violent woman” seen as progress for feminism or a regression of it because of how the portrayal of femininity is skewed to appeal to an audience who seek that narrative? Yes or no? Make an argument against or for this statement. B) To reinforce your answer in question A, reference the female leads in Alien (1979), Ripley (played Sigourney Weaver), and Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003) The Bride (played by Uma Thurman), and Imperator Furiosa (played by Charlize Theron) in Mad Max Fury Road. How do these characters shape your opinion of violent women in films? Identify two (2) or more examples FOR EACH CHARACTER to elaborate on your answer and reference specific relationships, interactions and experiences with other male characters that take place on-screen.Lecture #004 – Violent Media