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Filming the naked body

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Abstract:

Ken Wardrop takes up the challenge of exploring the naked body of his own mother while sustaining what Edgar Allan Poe defined as the 'unity of effect'. The emotional impact brought about by the mother's final outpouring is the last touch that justifies the aesthetic choices made by the director.

Keywords: A MOMENT OF TRUT H; EMOTIONAL IMPACT; FRAGMENTATION; NA KEDNESS; THEATRICALITY; UNITY OF EFFECT

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1386/sfs.1.1.91_1

Publication date: 2010-06-01

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