"The Whole Plate: Film Studies through a Lens of Transformers" by Lindsey Ellis

Discuss anything and everything related to the Transformers Live Action Films franchise, which are directed by Michael Bay. Join us to discuss the movies and stuff up to date with news for the 2017 release of Transformers 5. Check out our Live Action Film section here.

"The Whole Plate: Film Studies through a Lens of Transformers" by Lindsey Ellis

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:05 am

Motto: "It's not done right if it's not done well."
Weapon: Saber Blade
So, this has been going on for a while now and I felt it should be shared with everyone here.

Internet reviewer Lindsey Ellis (formerly known as the Nostalgia Chick, a moniker she has since dropped years ago) of Chez Apocalypse has created a video series providing an in-depth analysis of film studies using the Transformers live action films as a base from which to cover the various subjects and and aspects of film studies, while also providing analytical evaluations of these aspects as they are presented in the Transformers films.

This is not, I repeat, NOT a series of videos that serve to just bash the TF movies and say what's "wrong" with them or how/why they "suck". No, this presents a look at what went into these movies from an educated perspective and discusses how/why many of the decisions that were made by these films were made in the ways that they were in regards to the many facets of film studies.

The Whole Plate: Film Studies through a Lens of Transformers

Episode 1 - Transformers and Film Studies


Episode 2 - Auteur Theory vs. Michael Bay


Episode 3 - Why is it So Hard to Remember What Happens in Transformers?


Episode 4 - Genre


Episode 5 - The Problem of Lady Robots: Feminist Theory Part 1


Episode 6 - The Male Gaze vs. The Men
Linking to this one instead of embedding, for reasons
"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"

Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 28869
News Credits: 223
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: "The Whole Plate: Film Studies through a Lens of Transformers" by Lindsey Ellis

Postby Va'al » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:28 am

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
I shared a couple of these on the podcast and in podcast threads, but good to see them elsewhere.

I really like her team's research, and her format and delivery, and she makes some very very good points.
Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image
Never too late for.. The Va'ault.
User avatar
Va'al
News Admin
Posts: 15484
News Credits: 182
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: Italy/Japan
Buy from Va'al on eBay

Re: "The Whole Plate: Film Studies through a Lens of Transformers" by Lindsey Ellis

Postby Seibertron » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:10 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
This is a test.
Image

Want List: Browning, Dai Atlas and the Big Powered Giftset, Galaxy Shuttle, Guard City, Battle Gaia, Marlboro Wheeljack, + more!
User avatar
Seibertron
Site Owner
Posts: 25416
News Credits: 1023
Joined: Mon Sep 24, 2001 5:17 pm
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Watch Seibertron on YouTube
Buy from Seibertron on eBay
Alt Mode: Supersonic Cybertronian Jet
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 7
Endurance: 9
Rank: 10+
Courage: 8
Firepower: 5
Skill: 10+

Re: "The Whole Plate: Film Studies through a Lens of Transformers" by Lindsey Ellis

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:17 pm

Motto: "It's not done right if it's not done well."
Weapon: Saber Blade
Seibertron wrote:This is a test.
This thread is working now. Whatever you did, thank you. ;)^

EDIT: Now there's a new oddity. See the "Seibertron.com Problem Reporting Thread" for more details.

Va'al wrote:I shared a couple of these on the podcast and in podcast threads, but good to see them elsewhere.

I really like her team's research, and her format and delivery, and she makes some very very good points.
Indeed. I especially like the following closing point she made in the auteur theory video:

"In the intersection between the Bay politique and Transformers lies the answer both to why the films have been so successful, and why many fans of the franchise find the films so noxious. Bay politique appeals to a main stream, but it does not line up with the sincere honorship of nostalgia. The message in Michael Bay's Transformers about Transformers is not 'Let's leave these wonderful creations in the innocent world of children where they belong,' it's more along the lines of 'Why would you wanna play with plastic toys when you can play with titties, you *bleep*in' losers?' So when people say 'Michael Bay raped my childhood,' ...what they really mean is Michael Bay added politique to something innocent. Michael Bay took this memory of a property that I hold fondly and robbed it of its magical, nostalgic value by dragging it into this idea of things that 'really' matter like the military, titties, and cars, which are all shown as vastly superior to the childlike quality of the franchise itself. It isn't really even about political affiliation or world views so much as its reverence for the source material, of which Michael Bay has none, which is why people who have a vague memory of the Transformers franchise (i.e. - most people) tend to respond more positively to these movies than people with a more intense knowledge and affinity for the franchise."

Image
"When there's gold feathers, punch behind you!!"

Shadowman wrote:This is Sabrblade we're talking about. His ability to store trivial information about TV shows is downright superhuman.
Caelus wrote:My wife pointed out something interesting about the prehistoric Predacons. I said that everyone was complaining because transforming for them mostly consisted of them just standing up-right. She essentially said, 'So? That's what our ancestors did.'
User avatar
Sabrblade
God Of Transformers
Posts: 28869
News Credits: 223
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Location: Tampa, FL
Strength: 7
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 7
Endurance: 6
Rank: 9
Courage: 8
Firepower: 10
Skill: 9

Re: "The Whole Plate: Film Studies through a Lens of Transformers" by Lindsey Ellis

Postby Va'al » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:52 am

Motto: "Till All Are Pun!"
Aha! It's awake again!


The latest one is particularly good too, I really do recommend it!
Do you have Transformers news for Seibertron.com? Contact us here!


Image
Never too late for.. The Va'ault.
User avatar
Va'al
News Admin
Posts: 15484
News Credits: 182
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:00 am
Location: Italy/Japan
Buy from Va'al on eBay


Return to Transformers Live Action Film Forum

Ending Soon On eBay

Transformers Deluxe Titans Return Set of 4 Figures Scourge Hardhead Skullsmasher - Time Remaining: 4 days 3 hours 13 minutes
Transformers Hasbro Movie Masterpiece MPM-3 Bumblebee Sealed - Time Remaining: 3 days 9 hours 22 minutes 10 seconds
Kre-O Transformers Megatron 30688 Hasbro - Time Remaining: 6 days 23 hours 23 minutes 50 seconds
2015 Transformers BotCon G1 Megatron Autographed by Frank Welker 17"x11" Print - Time Remaining: 2 days 19 hours 29 minutes 11 seconds
NEW 2016 GI JOE CLUB Transformers Club Crossover Human RODIMUS PRIME Hot Rod - Time Remaining: 2 days 20 hours 29 minutes 31 seconds
Brand New Transformers 4 Age of Extinction Optimus Prime Classic Child Costume - Time Remaining: 1 day 21 hours 33 minutes 22 seconds
Bumblebee 100% Complete Deluxe Classics UNIVERSE Transformers FIGURE - Time Remaining: 3 days 3 hours 39 minutes 31 seconds
TRANSFORMERS 1993  LOOSE G1 G2 IRONFIST LIGHTFORMER - Time Remaining: 5 days 18 hours 39 minutes 43 seconds
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #188 - Mutinous Intent
Twincast / Podcast #188:
"Mutinous Intent"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, November 13th, 2017