Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Unit 3 - Repulsion (1965)

Directed by Roman Polanski, the director of The Tenant and Rosemary's baby. Home alone when her sister goes on holiday. Carole, with the fear of men, goes into a state of instanity of fantasies of seduction and rape.

The use of phobias in this film shows exactly why Carole is afraid of men. Also, she seems to get really frighten when the cracks in the walls appears. Like something is trying to break through to get her.

(Polanski, Roman. 1965. Still Image. http://lh6.ggpht.com/_goOTcYF7VN4/Sp8siv4chRI/AAAAAAAAC1Y/nyTLhhM8sj0/s400/Repulsion2.JPG (Accessed on 14th December 2010))

The part when the wall is moist and then the hands appeared out of them was something that made me jump a little as I was not expecting that. The music is something that helped to give the viewer that fright. If there was no music in the film at all, it wouldn't be a shock.

(Polanski, Roman. 1965. Still Image. http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ky0d8lEr361qzdvhio1_r2_400.jpg (Accessed on 14th December 2010))

The fear of men that Carole had shows more in the film as she tries to back away from men by trying all sort of methods. Also, when she thinks they are trying to seduce her like the two men try to do, she just ended up killing them. However, the title of the film basically tells you that the main character who is a woman, finds men to be repulsive in many ways.

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