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In the film Get Carter 1971 directed by Mike Hodges women are objectified as sex objects and carry little personality The many female characters in the film are portrayed as needy and seem to throw themselves at Jack Carter Michael Caine the main character in the film In a gangster film women are typically viewed as personal possessions to powerful crime bosses and other powerful figures The film Get Carter illustrates the strong sexism towards women in the gangster film genre The film also shows that while a womans role in a gangster film seems to be seemingly simple the womans role is in fact a key element to the genre Throughout the film Jack Carter makes his way in and out of many womens lives carrying little or no regard for the women other than as sex objects Although Carter is very lucky with women he rarely has to beg Women throw themselves at him as a way of expressing their lust for both he and his power In a gangster film the main characters are usually ruthless cold-hearted killers Women seem to be on of the few things that can get under these mens skin In a gangster film the main characters are usually ruthless cold-hearted killers Women seem to be on of the few things that can get under these mens skin When Carter goes to visit the crime bosses playing poker not two minutes after he sits down the woman in the room is draped all over him She does this in front of her current man a very powerful mob boss opposite of Carter which also adds to the tension between the characters In the film the wardrobe worn by the female characters lends you to believe that the director wanted you to look at them and think sex When Carter first arrived at the motel the first shot of the brunette landlord was a low angle shot of her
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