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Straight lines and circles

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A gendered distinction between straight lines and circles offers a way of approaching the aesthetic choices that underpin Sunday. The situation of the crucial close-up in an alternative temporal and spatial register highlights the film's implicit tension between a 'feminized' space and a 'masculine' regime of narrative law and order.
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Keywords: circular; gender; linear; narrative; space; time

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Trinity College, Dublin

Publication date: 01 February 2011

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