A Clip from Observations on Film Art: Feminist Mise-en-scène in MY BRILLIANT CAREER

In this episode of Observations on Film Art, Professor Jeff Smith explores how Gillian Armstrong uses lighting, costuming, and decor to upend the conventionally masculine mythologies of the frontier tale, creating a uniquely feminine “western” in which self-realization is tied to creative expression and the rejection of patriarchal norms.


Costume Design


Gender, Sexuality & Identity


Lighting


Production Design


Theme


Biography


Drama


Romantic Drama