Analysis Of Spring Breakers

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Spring Breakers (2012, dir. Harmony Korine) could be described as an actuality film, or a film that has no real purpose. Through his use of editing, lighting, and sound, Harmony Korine is able to create affects in the viewers. Some argue that this film is a feminist work, but after analyzing the film, I must disagree. Media changes how we perceive things and can be used to expand our perception. Film directs where our attention should be, and allows us to live what is happening on the screen. Through film we can experience everything the characters experience. Through Korine’s use of editing, he was able to create affects (an idea originally by Steven Shaviro) in the audience. Shaviro introduces the idea of post- continuity. In continuity …show more content…
The audience feels things that do not add up with what is on screen (feeling depressed while watching people party). Throughout the movie, the audience is constantly feeling something, but most of the time cannot tie what they feel to a concrete emotion. The feelings of the characters also becomes very clear. The girls feel trapped at the school which is why they begin to idealize escaping to Spring Break. Spring Break has become this dream land and the girls are willing to go to extreme measures to get there. The girls rob a restaurant to get enough money to get to Spring Break. Throughout the movie, the girls commit crimes with no sense of consequences. Spring Break has become a magical place that can last forever. In one of the last scenes of the film, we see two of the girls driving away. They seem to be depressed and upset, but not because they have just committed multiple murders, but because they have to leave this alternate place that is Spring Break to return back to …show more content…
We, the viewers gain pleasure through identification and watching something on the screen. Mulvey argues that the perspectives of Hollywood narrative cinema are those of a heterosexual male. We the viewers gain pleasure in watching someone without their knowledge (the character acts as if there is no audience). In Hollywood narrative cinema, where female characters are used as an object for the male gaze. This is proven by the fact that every female body is either in a bikini, or naked. The female body is also very sexualized, proven in all the party scenes, and the sex scene that takes place in the

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