Film & Media Studies Theory

Whitman College – FMS 387

Wild Paternity

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While reading Williams I was reminded of this scene. I think that this is an example of a “paternal weepie.” It shows the taboo of men expressing emotion and is very similar to a maternal weepie (611). There is “wild paternal displays” as Denzel Washington will do anything, even sacrifice his own life, to save his son’s life (611).

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