Apocalyptic Dread: American Film at the Turn of the by Kirsten Moana Thompson

By Kirsten Moana Thompson

The ability and presence of dread in fresh American cinema.

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Beginning with the shots of the Bowdens making love, which appear as negative celluloid images (in the second use of this device), there is already a sense of Leigh’s psychological distance, if not derealization. In addition, each shot of Leigh at the mirror is punctuated by a saturated dissolve to red or yellow, which uncannily resembles the similar negative images of Danny in the film’s opening and closing brackets, and which thereby align Leigh with her daughter’s oneiric fantasies and dread.

Pinedo has described as recreational terror, or that which offers the spectator the illusion of mastery (5). Both diegetic and nondiegetic sound form part of the texture of the mise-en-scène’s evocation of all-encompassing dread, and signal the Bowden family’s increasing loss of control. Imitating the agitated string motifs and distinctive edginess that were so familiar from Bernard Herrmann’s scores for Hitchcock, Elmer Bernstein’s reorchestration of Herrmann’s original score, together with the film’s skillful use of anxiety-inducing sound effects, creates an agitated aural landscape.

In other words, trauma is a historical symptom in which personal narratives of self, identity, and history are disrupted by a symptomatic dissociation. Time doesn’t diminish memories that lie in the unconscious because, as Mary Ann Doane suggests in her recent study of modernity and time, the unconscious is a “space, a storehouse, a place outside of time, infinitely accommodating, where nothing is ever lost or destroyed” (42). Thus, memory as flashback is a visual representation that has no integrated place in the past or the present.

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