Film Analysis Of Amour Essay Theme

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Hiroshima Mon Amour was directed by Alain Resnais and had a script written by Marguerite Duras, who was an author and gave the film a book like feel. This made you feel as if you were reading a story, one of the best ways this is conveyed is through the voiceovers “she” has. The film takes place in a time period of a post-war Hiroshima Japan, and the setting, as well as the time period, plays a major part in this film, by showing the audience views a war-torn country as it rebuilds and rebrands itself. As well as how those affected remember or forget the tragedy that shook their city. The main themes explored in this film are the relation of memory and forgetfulness, love and death, he and she being contrasted, pleasure and pain, east and…show more content…
And do we also have a duty to keep these events alive so that we pay respect to the ones that lost their lives? War is a complicated topic, and the basis of memory and forgetting resonating throughout that makes it even more of a difficult subject. Can remembering events cause more harm if we are not remembering the events in the full effect, and how do we differentiate our personal feelings from just laying out the facts of what actually occurred? In reality everyone experiences war and tragic events differently. and there is no clear way to remember those events. However trying to understand the aspect of memory and forgetfulness, is very well explained in this film and brings light to just how confusing the subject war and everything that comes along with it can be.
Most individuals do not want to remember tragic events, but what if tragic events make it hard to remember, or make it difficult to chose what you want to remember? According to the scholarly journal over “History, Memory, and Forgetting” translated by Sheena Caldwell, states that individuals do not have a full control over their memories and those memories can be impulsive. Because tragic events are removed from selective memory, which means you are unable to control what you remember. This could explain why “she” had a breakdown in the bar when she tried to open up to “he”. She was unable to just tell part of the story, and instead remembered the horrific events that took place when her loved one

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