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From the “Big” Movie of the World to the Personal One and Back. 127 Hours as a Case Study



This paper is analyzing the definition of the term postcinema trying to reveal its content, extent and usefulness. In the second part the research is based on a case study dedicated to 127 Hours, directed by Danny Boyle. Cataloging the images taken by Aron with his personal camera, their content, place and role in the story, this article is trying to find and define what sort of “space” is established when Aron is filming and taking pictures with his video camera. Another question is what is the role of this “space” in the overall narrative, and what kind of discourse does it serve?

Keywords: cinematic, postcinematic, personal camera, intimate space, confession