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Scholars Day 2007, Wednesday, April 11

Troglodytes and a Dreaming Mind

This presentation will examine the films Amélie and Delicatessen, both critically acclaimed works directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. The narrative structure of the unique cinematography, imagery and symbolism will be explored through a study of the infamous “squeaky spring” scene of Delicatessen and the photo booth sequence of Amélie. The representation of experience and perception as dual will be examined, through a comparison of the world of the Troglodytes to that of Amélie’s deep imagination. The ironic details of Julie’s poor eyesight and Amélie’s personal inhibitions will also be noted.

Presenter: Carol Benovic (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: French
Location: 101 Edwards
Time: 2:40 pm (Session IV)