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Unformatted text preview: Segura, Horacio A CTCS-201: History of International Cinema Film Journal Persona , directed by the great Ingmar Bergman, takes place mostly at a seaside summer residence in Sweden, where actress Elisabet Vogler has been sent by her psychiatrist to recuperate after her breakdown. As Professor James discussed in class, the films of Sweden (especially in a post-war period), due to its vast wealth in economy, seem to try to tackle and explore more unique themes and ideologies than films of certain other nations. Persona goes against every rule set by classical Hollywood and goes a long way to be different; un-even, episodic narrative, non-classic editing, experimental lighting. The narrative dives into the world of human psychology, as Alma is a nurse who is supposed to be treating Elisabets troubled past, but as the film progresses this is gradually reversed. Simply by talking to Elisabet on a regular basis, Alma develops a sense of closeness to her and reveals intimate secrets all the while Alma does not seem to be aware of the fact that...
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This note was uploaded on 05/09/2008 for the course CTCS 201 taught by Professor James during the Spring '08 term at USC.
- Spring '08