Feminism in 'mona lisa smile feminism in 'mona lisa smile mona lisa smile takes place in 1953 and tells the story of a feminist teacher who studied at ucla graduate school and left as a first-year teacher from oakland state university. Now, one us historian argues he has the answer: mona lisa was a feminist, and her subtle smile may be a statement about women's rights in his book the lady speaks: uncovering the secrets of the mona lisa , william varvel details his theory that la gioconda (as mona lisa is known in italian) represents an early feminist who lived during the 16th century. Do you really want to delete this prezi neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again delete cancel. This process is beautifully portrayed in mona lisa smile the film is about katherine watson, a college lecturer from liberal-minded california, who manages to get a teaching position in the art history department at wellesley, a prestigious, conservative, and elite private women's college situated at the opposite end of the country in. Mona lisa smile set in the american housewife circa of the 1950's, the movie, mona lisa smile is an inspirational film that explores life through feminism, marriage, and education lead by a modernist teacher at the end of a traditional era.
A description of tropes appearing in mona lisa smile a 2003 drama directed by mike newell, starring julia roberts, maggie gyllenhaal, kirsten dunst and tropes media browse indexes forums. [last lines] betty warren: my teacher, katherine watson, lived by her own definition, and would not compromise thatnot even for wellesley i dedicate this, my last editorial, to an extraordinary woman who lived by example and compelled us all to see the world through new eyes. Mona lisa smile takes place in 1953 and tells the story of a feminist teacher who studied at ucla graduate school and left as a first-year teacher from oakland state university she also leaves her boyfriend behind in los angeles, california, to teach at wellesley college, a conservative women's private liberal arts college in massachusetts, united states.
Mona lisa smile is hollywood's schizophrenic take on feminism julia roberts plays an art history professor who takes a teaching position at the all-female wellesly college in the 1950s roberts is characterized as a bohemian who encourages female independence, but it is only her kind of independence she endorses. Mike newell s film, mona lisa smile studies the lives of women in the conservative setting of wellesley college, usa in the 1950 s females in the text are represented by the stereotypical descriptions as mothers, wives and housewives newell s film shows the challenges women face to become. The movie mona lisa smile explores life through themes of feminism, marriage, and education lead by a modernist teacher at the end of a traditional era this film explains the idea or women's liberation, which was about women being able to do what they want, when they wanted to.
A thesis entitled feminist ideas in film mona lisa smile have been defended before the letters and humanities faculty's examination committee on february 2009. Mona lisa smile takes place in 1953 and tells the story of a feminist teacher who studied at ucla graduate school and left as a first-year teacher from oakland state university. Mona lisa smile intended to empower women, but raised questions that have no easy answers though the film lacks character development and has a one-sided viewpoint of feminism.
Mona lisa smile can definitely grab a place on that list although many themes could be interpreted from the film, one of the central themes seems to be the performance of gender-codes, which was the primary concern of feminists of the mid-twentieth century. The movie, mona lisa smile is an inspirational film that explores life through feminism, marriage, and education lead by a modernist teacher at the end of a traditional era. As astute business women, they of course had to find a way to make the film's message palatable to a larger audience without those pretty frocks and feminine period details, mona lisa smile would have appealed only to women already familiar with feminist theory, or - unfortunately - more likely the film would not have been made at all. Mona lisa smile directed by mike newell written by lawrence konner and mark rosenthal director of photography, anastas michos edited by mick audsley music by rachel portman production designer, jane musky produced by elaine goldsmith-thomas, deborah schindler and paul schiff released by columbia pictures.
We can identify functionalist and feminist approaches in movie 'mona lisa smile ' to begin with, functionalism defends that gender differences, which are biologically inherited, between male and female contribute to social harmony and maintenance of family in terms of division of labour. Hello chums yesterday evening i finished watching mona lisa smile (2003), which is a film i had never heard of before i stumbled across it on netflix set in the 1950s, mona lisa smile follows katherine ann watson (julia roberts), who is considered a rather bohemian and modern woman, as she accepts a position teaching art history.