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Free Content The trunk as a cinematic representation and as a metaphor in Matka

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The trunk the traveller drags along is shown in a variety of powerful shots as he makes his way uphill. It conjures up two familiar myths: Sisyphus and Pandora’s box, which provide interesting clues regarding the symbolic significance of such a voyage.
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Keywords: cinematic; dream-like; metaphor; myth; primeval; psychoanalytic voyage

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Cinémathèque de Nice

Publication date: April 1, 2014

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