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Chaotic confinements: Interrogating linearity, multiplicity and modernity through Adrian Sitaru's The Cage

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'Chaotic Confinements' explores modes of irresolution in The Cage. The film's unconventional editing, overtly limited point of view, and tense closing moments open up a disconcerting range of interpretive possibilities that complicate the film's seemingly linear narrative and problematize traditional ways of conceptualizing narrative.

Keywords: Adrian Sitaru; cage; formalism; modernism; narrative; short film

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Carroll University

Publication date: 2012-08-09

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