In The Cage, youth brings decay home, yet once it convinces the patriarch to embrace the possibility of recuperation, the mechanism the impotent father adopts becomes obsolete. This article analyzes The Cage's allegorical and political nuance by way of a passively perched camera that
fails to zoom, track or pan.
Short Film Studies is a peer-reviewed journal designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In each issue, two or three short films will be selected for comprehensive study, with articles illuminating each film from a variety of perspectives.