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James Cameron : Thelma & Louise. “Something’s crossed over in me.”. Guilt & Accountability. Thelma: “This is all my fault!” Louise: “ Dammit Thelma! You should know by now this ain’t your fault!”. Iconography of masculinity. Guns Cars Hats Trucker & cowboy hats JD’s robbery speech

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James cameron thelma louise

James Cameron:Thelma & Louise

“Something’s crossed over in me.”


Guilt accountability

Guilt & Accountability

  • Thelma: “This is all my fault!”

  • Louise: “Dammit Thelma! You should know by now this ain’t your fault!”


Iconography of masculinity

Iconography of masculinity

  • Guns

  • Cars

  • Hats

    • Trucker & cowboy hats

  • JD’s robbery speech

  • Violence & lawlessness

  • Beer & liquor

  • Police sunglasses

  • Police as faceless male authority


James cameron thelma louise

  • Crossing over

    • Death & freedom

    • Guns & cars

    • Death as loss for Louise, liberation for Thelma?

    • Losing & gaining

  • Thelma: “This is all my fault!”

  • Louise: “Dammit Thelma! You should know by now this ain’t your fault!”


Parallel hotel

Parallel Hotel

  • Thelma loses ring vs. Louise given one

  • Thelma has pleasurable one-night stand vs. Louise has romantic but platonic night

  • Thelma liberated vs. Louise paralyzed

    • From this point on Thelma gains things (jackets, hats, makeup) while Louise loses them (jewelry, makeup, clothes)


Crossing over

Crossing Over

  • “My life would’ve been ruined a whole lot worse than it is now.”

  • What is death for each of the characters? Why do they have to die?


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