Who is the author of the book ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ 1975?

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Q. Who is the author of the book ‘Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema’ 1975? (December 2023, UGC NET)

1. Paul Gilory

2. John Berger

3. Neil Postman

4. Laura Mulvey

Correct Ans: (4)

Explanation: The author of the book “Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema” (1975) is Laura Mulvey. Laura Mulvey is a British feminist film theorist best known for this seminal essay, which introduced the concept of the “male gaze” in film theory. In her essay, Mulvey analyzes the ways in which visual arts and cinema shape perceptions and reinforce gender power dynamics, arguing that traditional Hollywood cinema is structured around a masculine point of view, where women are often objectified and depicted as passive subjects of male desire.

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