From Box Office to Memory: Telling Stories is not an Innocent Act

Ayla Kanbur

Abstract


Throughout human history narratives have had crucial function to construct a society with meanings culturally binding its members and to sustain them for generations in society. Epic stories, proverbs, historical tales are such narratives which, in particular, form patterns for the “shared conceptual framework” of members of a culture. Thus narratives, in a broadest sense, circulate within a society through individual memories of its members and serve to communicate and create meanings by operating like language.

Films Bread and Roses by Ken Loach (2000) and Maid in Manhattan (2002) by Wayne Wange intersect with their narrative tools indicating how individual and cultural memory overlap and contested globally within international film industry.


Keywords


Cinema; Collective Memory; Film industry; Bread and Roses

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/cinej.2018.188

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