Incandescence du traumatisme dans Tetro de Francis Ford Coppola

Abstract : In this article I provide an in-depth analysis of Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro (2009), relying on narratological and psychoanalytical tools in connection with recent critical developments in trauma theory. My analysis focuses on the film’s deceitful and fluctuating narrative organization and some related technical and directorial choices, such as the shifting, elusive materiality of the film’s images. In Tetro, a film which relies on strategies of haunting and encrypted family secrets, Coppola opts for incandescence as his main visual metaphor to shed light on the ghosts of the past.
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Jocelyn Dupont. Incandescence du traumatisme dans Tetro de Francis Ford Coppola. Sillages Critiques, Presses de l'Université de Paris-Sorbonne, 2015. ⟨hal-01260233⟩



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