hahaha, as the son of an english professor, i love the idea of a cabal of english majors somewhere making decisions about what they all have to believe. some of the dogmas that survive in the academy really need to die a fiery death (imo), but somehow nonsense like "the author is dead [so interpret things however you want and call it clever]" survives. maybe the overlords of mla could make cryptic proclamations at each equinox, sacrifice an ox or two.Vader182 wrote:and english majors, don't forget english majors they're all in on it together manmchekhov 2: Chek Harder wrote:Not just demographics, but each individuals perception of a film is based partially on what they bring to the table. Their values, their prejudices, even the mood they're in. That's fine, that's how subjectivity works.DrModern wrote:her point seemed pretty legitimate to me. different demos tend to have different perspectives. shocking, i know. don't know what you guys' panties are in a bunch about.
As far as I can see Alli's logic ends about there. Even assuming her gay conspiracy theory is true, what's her point? Is she saying a hetero males opinion of a film has some sort of inherent correctness that's being skewed by the sheer amount of gays and women?
to combat anecdotal evidence with anecdotal evidence, half my friends are english majors including my ex I'm still close with, and they all liked or loved the movie
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