Lie Back and Enjoy It

An eight-minute dialectical film about the politics of representation. More specifically, it examines the politics of filmic representation of women under patriarchy. An undergraduate male student paid it a true compliment in declaring that he can no longer look at a woman in a film without thinking about the consequences of the filmmaker’s use of her as a person and as a spectacle. The film is endowed with remarkable structural and rhetorical lucidity. Its image track consists of technologically manipulated images of women, and some printed titles. Its soundtrack consists of a dialogue between a Man (a filmmaker) and a Woman (of whom he’s going to make a film).

Lie Back and Enjoy It


Video:

Collection:
Elam SERIES III: LIE BACK AND ENJOY IT - Finished Film, Workprints, Elements, and Original Audio
Date:
1982
Original Format:
16mm
Color:
B&W
Sound:
Optical
Duration:
0h 8m 20s
Abstract:
An eight-minute dialectical film about the politics of representation. More specifically, it examines the politics of filmic representation of women under patriarchy. An undergraduate male student paid it a true compliment in declaring that he can no longer look at a woman in a film without thinking about the consequences of the filmmaker's use of her as a person and as a spectacle. The film is endowed with remarkable structural and rhetorical lucidity. Its image track consists of technologically manipulated images of women, and some printed titles. Its soundtrack consists of a dialogue between a Man (a filmmaker) and a Woman (of whom he's going to make a film).
Genre:
Short
Subject(s):
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Source:
http://www.chicagofilmarchives.org/collections/index.php/Detail/Object/Show/object_id/7884
Repository:
Chicago Film Archive

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