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Free Content Characters structuring narrative: Undressing My Mother within personal memoir film history

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Abstract:

The film is discussed within the frame of memoir films that explore the body. The relationship between son and mother is discussed in terms of the relationship between voice and image, and the film's structure is analysed in terms of the relationship between the son-and-mother dyad and the spectator. The film is located within a tradition of memoir films.

Keywords: BODY; DOCUMENTARY; FAMILY; FILM HISTORY; MEMOIR FILM; MOTHER

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/sfs.1.1.71_1

Publication date: June 1, 2010

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