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Deron Overpeck <[log in to unmask]>
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Pasolini's Salo is an allegory about consumer capitalism.


>>> "Laramee, Michael J" <[log in to unmask]> 03/07/09 7:29 AM >>>
How about Resnais's NIGHT AND FOG as allegory for the Algerian War for
Independence?  If that is what you are looking for.

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Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 8:17 PM
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Subject: Re: [SCREEN-L] Allegorical films

Are there some examples of what you would consider allegorical films? 
Maybe that will help for other suggestions.  I would think that strictly
speaking there aren't many allegories in film apart from things like
educational/training (this talking light bulb representing electrical
power and so forth) but maybe I'm thinking too much in literature terms.

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>From: Michelle Langford <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Mar 3, 2009 7:24 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: [SCREEN-L] Allegorical films
>Dear List members,
>I am putting together a course that will focus on the styles and
>of allegorical cinema. I already have a good list of films, but was
>wondering if list members would have any suggestions. I have lots of
>from Spain, Iran, Germany, one from Tunisia and of course Raul Ruiz and
>Egoyan and am pretty familiar with the allegorical aspects of Brazilian
>Cinema Novo (disucssed in Ismail Xavier's book). I have less knowledge
>other Latin American cinema though.
>I'm also quite unfamiliar with films from Eastern Europe, except
>Info on availability on DVD with English subtitles would also be
>I'd also like to include a couple of Hollywood films which have been
>allegorically. In particular ones which are not necessarily allegorical
>simply on a narrative level, but use interesting film techniques to
>the viewer to meaning beyond the surface.
>Oh, and please don't mention Star Wars!!!!
>All suggestions welcome.
>PS. I have a Benjamin/Deleuzian take on allegory.
>Warm regards,
>Michelle Langford
>Dr Michelle Langford
>School of English, Media and Performing Arts
>The University of New South Wales
>Sydney 2052 Australia
>Room: Webster 311O
>Phone: + 61 2 9385 4489
>Fax: + 61 2 9385 6812
>Allegorical Images
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