Innovations and Reproductions in Cultures and Societies
(IRICS) Vienna, 9 - 11 december 2005

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"Closer" to the receiver? Drama on the screen
About the movie "Closer" related to the genres, alienism, identity and feminism

Gabriella Baráth (Károli University of the Reformed Church, Budapest)



In my paper I propose to reveal how the problem of interpreting the movie "Closer" can be screened in the way it is performed in the theatre or on the screen.

I am studying what kind of thematical explanation it gives to the scenic effects.

Are there any signs in the film showing extraordinary projection of the reality?

The film takes a postmodern reading of alienism and identity in which the borders blur even the human characters and personalities that are demolished.

"Borrowed lives", this thought returns many times in the film and it becomes a leitmotif.

The "chat" will be a good distinguishing representation of masculine and feminine attributes.

Innovationen und Reproduktionen in Kulturen und Gesellschaften (IRICS) Wien, 9. bis 11. Dezember 2005

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