master's thesis
Cinematic Representations of Madness

Josipa Sabo (2016)
Sveučilište u Zadru
Odjel za anglistiku
Metadata
TitleCinematic Representations of Madness
AuthorJosipa Sabo
Mentor(s)Rajko Petković (thesis advisor)
Abstract
Film is an emotionally charged art form which has the power to influence viewers’ emotions. Since madness is a product of the human psyche, the interest of the audience in this particular topic spiked a great deal of cinematic representations of madness. Ever since The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1919), the film industry has grown accustomed to representing madness as something less than human and the madman as someone who is violent, murderous and bestial. The images of madness analysed in this thesis derive from films by some of the most influential directors of all times; Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), Roman Polanski’s Repulsion (1965) and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining (1980) revealed that although those characters are meant to be viewed as the other, they are different from the average viewer only by their stereotypical representation, and not by nature.
Parallel title (Croatian)Filmski prikazi ludila
Committee MembersVesna Ukić Košta (committee chairperson)
Rajko Petković (committee member)
Marko Lukić (committee member)
GranterSveučilište u Zadru
Lower level organizational unitsOdjel za anglistiku
PlaceZadar
StateCroatia
Scientific field, discipline, subdisciplineHUMANISTIC SCIENCES
Philology
Anglistics
Study programme typeuniversity
Study levelgraduate
Study programmeEnglish Language and Literature (double major); specializations in: Teaching, Research
Study specializationTeaching
Academic title abbreviationmag. philol. angl.
Genremaster's thesis
Language English
Defense date2016-10-26
Parallel abstract (Croatian)
Film je emocionalno obojena umjetnost koja ima moć utjecati na emocije gledatelja. Budući da je ludilo produkt ljudske psihe, interes publike za temu ludila potaknuo je snimanje niza filmova koji se bave baš tom tematikom. Otkako je snimljen Kabinet doktora Caligarija (1919), postao je običaj za filmsku industriju da prikazuje ludilo kao nešto što nije posve ljudsko, a luđaka kao nekoga tko je nasilan, ubilački nastrojen i bestijalan. Prikazi ludila analizirani u ovom radu potječu iz filmova čiji su autori neki od najpoznatijih redatelja svih vremena; Psiho (1960) Alfreda Hitchcocka, Odvratnost (1965) Romana Polanskog i Isijavanje (1980) Stanleya Kubricka otkrili su da, iako bi se likovi unutar njih trebali promatrati kroz prizmu drugosti, oni se od prosječnog gledatelja ne razlikuju po prirodi, već samo po stereotipičnom načinu njihovog prikazivanja.
Parallel keywords (Croatian)madness cinema violence stereotypes Hitchcock Polanski Kubrick ludilo film nasilje stereotipi Hitchcock Polanski Kubrick
Resource typetext
Access conditionOpen access
Terms of usehttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:162:566291
CommitterMarta Unković