At her first class, Katherine discovers that her students have already memorized the entire textbook and syllabus, so she uses the classes to introduce them to Modern Art and encourages discussion about topics such as what makes good art. Katherine comes to know her students and seeks to inspire them to achieve more than marriage to eligible young men. Betty Warren Kirsten Dunst is highly opinionated and outspokenly conservative. Betty doesn't understand why Katherine is not married and insists that there is a universal standard for good art.
When I was about 11 years old, the movie "Conan, the Barbarian" came out. But it ignited my interest in the Sword and Sorcery genre. From there I went to the stories by Robert E. Aside from being highly entertaining yarns in their own right, I was quite taken by the numerous scenes of beautiful girls being captured, whipped and sometimes tortured.
And they were bursting with sex and sadism.
Those novels shaped my comfortable fantasy-world where beautiful women were either arrogant, haughty princesses, half-naked tavern-wenches or brazen street-whores.
But they all had one thing in common. All of them were potential victims of cruel acts of rape and torture.
Living in liberal Denmark at the time, I was able to venture into the adult sections of bookstores selling used books. I loved those drawings, especially those indicating that the torture seemingly took place in a fantasy-world-setting. I was really taken by the twisted imagination and those fiendish torture devices and incorporated them into my own barbarian fantasy world.
One of the cornerstones, that made these fantasies all the more entertaining, was the fact that this world was governed by kings and queens; absolute rulers over their subject. Some may be benevolent. But what if they were evil? What if they were sadists and used their power to make other people suffer?
Such an ordeal could not possibly be any more hopeless for the victim. No attorney, no human rights activist, no Amnesty International around to help her out. Just torture upon torture by royal decree.
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Naturally, I sought out all the barbarian movies I could find, going for the Italian Conan-ripoffs, first. Almost all of those old VHS-covers showed scantily clad barbarian babes, many of them topless.
And some of them did indeed feature a nice rape- whipping- or torture-scene. The magical moment came at the age of I went to my local video-store with the intention to find yet another barbarian movie.
I distinctly remember even fantasizing about finding a barbarian movie with Sybil Danning as a warrior woman being captured by the villains and being tortured.
In my mind I saw Sybil Danning tied spread-eagled to a cross and some evil guy lightly drawing a knife over the skin of her breasts, drawing small trickles of blood. No such movie exists, mind you.
But I wanted to find such a flick. A nice Boris Vajello cover showing scantily clad warrior woman and the tagline "No man can touch her naked steel! Might be a good one. There was no mention of a torture-scene but I rented it, of course. Back at my parents home they were gone for a week, thankfully I made myself comfortable and started to watch the movie.
Even before the main titles appear, a village girl gets raped. Right at the start. As the main titles went over the screen, I could see that this was going to be a B-movie with low production values.
But the rape got me excited and I suspected that this flick could reveal itself to be a sleaze-ride. As the story goes a peaceful village is raided by the army of Lord Arrakur.
Her disdain of rapists becomes all too clear, as she castrates one of the enemies about to rape another village girl in the heat of battle. She and two other women escape the massacre. The remaining survivors of their tribe are taken captive, their fate obviously being slavery.
Amethea and the other two women decide bravely or foolishly to follow their enemies and free their tribe. They stealthily approach an outpost of the enemy where another captured village girl is tied to a wooden fence. Her arms are spread out to her sides and she is only clad in tattered clothes.
There are long dark wounds on her naked breasts.Leonardo da Vinci's 16th Century work the Mona Lisa is probably the most recognisable piece of art in the world.
Well, maybe second to maybe The Scream, The Girl With The Pearl Earring or that. When it comes to famous images the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most recognized in the world.
When I visited the Lourve in Paris a couple of years ago I was stunned by the crowds of people gathering around this small image, pushing and shoving to get close and to [ ]. verb (used with object), blunt·ed, blunt·ing. to make blunt or dull: He blunted the knife by using it to cut linoleum.
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Mar 22, · Pick ONE question for your tribe (First come first serve basis!).Each group has to answer this question: What is the significance of the title "Monalisa Smile" in relation to this movie?No need for powerpoint slides.
Discuss the role(s) of women in the s as portrayed in the movie. Keep on smiling with the Mona Lisa. Sundried tomatoes, pancetta, Sicilian olives, garlic mayo, and red onions on the best cheeseburger you’ve made.