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Rattling the cage - family relations in Adrian Sitaru's The Cage

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The Cage is an emotional story in which distance is achieved through careful framing and clever use of humour and irony. Analysing shot composition and dialogues, this article will show how the plot serves to examine family relations that are symbolically 'caged' by the camera and by the crammed apartment.

Keywords: authority; cage; disruption; family relations; long takes; negotiations

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: University of St Andrews

Publication date: August 9, 2012

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