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Amphibious Magical Realism? The Shape of Water as Cinematic Trauma Narrative

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Amphibious Magical Realism? The Shape of Water as Cinematic Trauma Narrative

Journal of Film and Video , Volume 74 (1) – Apr 6, 2022

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Abstract

Amphibious Magical Realism? The Shape of Water as Cinematic Trauma Narrative gail finney guillermo del toro is one of the leading first saw as a child. Elisa Esposito falls in love directors of our time. His most renowned film with a magical amphibious creature (Doug to date isThe S hape of Water (2017), which Jones) who has been captured for use in the won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, space race against the Russians; the secret Best Production Design, and Best Original government laboratory in the Occam Center Score. I would like to explore the reasons for intends to employ the creature (referred to the film’s success by first assessing the suit - by those in the laboratory as “the asset”) to ability of a term that has been used in c - on determine conditions that can be withstood nection with its style—magic or magical r - eal during space flight. But Elisa is thwarted by a ism—and then homing in on the film’s central government agent in the laboratory, Richard character, Elisa Esposito (Sally Hawkins), a Strickland (Michael Shannon), who wishes mute cleaning woman in the fictional Occam to vivisect the creature rather than test on

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Journal of Film and VideoUniversity of Illinois Press

Published: Apr 6, 2022

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