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Konstrukcija sjećanja u filmu „Memento”


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Budimir, Boris. (2013). Konstrukcija sjećanja u filmu „Memento”. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Linguistics. [mentor Bertoša, Mislava].

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The construction of memory in the movie "Memento" The paper deals with the question of the construction and the ways of the construction of memory in the movie "Memento". Therefore, second chapter gives theoretical approach to memory and identity. First, we refer on Maurice Halbwachs' distinction between historical and autobiographical memory and then - refering on work of Jean-Claude Kaufman - we talk about history of concept of identity and we introduce distinction between biographical and immediate identity. Third chapter shows how Leonard Shelby, the character in the movie, constructs his memory after his wife's death and after he had lost his memory. Here we suggest that Leonard, after his wife died, had lost his biographical identity and all that he has is immediate identity. So, he must construct his memory, but not as an autobiographical, but as a historical memory. In that mission he uses notes, tattoos and pictures. Also, here we suggest that his construction of memory is false construction. In the fourth chapter we explain the case of Leonard Shelby through the theoretical frame of psychoanalysis. After we introduce theoretical distinctions between mimetic and anti-mimetic register of trauma and between Freud's unconscious and pre-conscious, we then apply them on the Leonard's case. Here we show that everything what Leonard's preconscious and anti-mimetic register have made was negated by his unconscious and mimetic register of trauma. In the end, we conclude that Leonard actually doesn't want to remember.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: autobiographical memory; historical memory; biographical identity; immediate identity; unconscious; pre-conscious; trauma; Maurice Halbwachs; Jean-Claude Kaufman; Umberto Eco; Dubravko Škiljan; Sigmund Freud; Aleksandar Mijatović
Subjects: Linguistics
Departments: Department of Linguistics
Supervisor: Bertoša, Mislava
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2013 15:46
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 23:20

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