Predestination: Uncanny (mis)recognition, science fiction and 'home movie' moments.

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  • Additional Information
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Australian film
      home movie
      phenomenology
      science fiction
      uncanny
      voice
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      512110 Motion Picture and Video Production
    • Abstract:
      This article uses the science fiction film Predestination (Spierig Brothers, 2014) to examine the combined role of sound and image in the subjective 'home movie moment'. Vivian Sobchack argues that even within a fiction film, an audience member might recognize a familiar location, momentarily pulling them out of a fictional engagement with the screen text and instead facilitating an engagement more aligned with that of a home movie. Given Sobchack's interest in phenomenology, it is noticeable that she focuses exclusively on the cinematic image in this particular work. I argue that liminal blurring can occur between modes of engagement, triggered by both image and sound. In Predestination, the puzzle narrative that colludes with the uncanny voice is paralleled by the way that the sights and sounds of Melbourne facilitate uncanny home movie moments, shot through with science fictional estrangement. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1University of Melbourne
    • ISSN:
      1751-4193
    • Accession Number:
      10.1386/ts.10.2.145_1
    • Accession Number:
      138009192
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BAKER, D. Predestination: Uncanny (mis)recognition, science fiction and “home movie” moments. Soundtrack, [s. l.], v. 10, n. 2, p. 145–160, 2019. DOI 10.1386/ts.10.2.145_1. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=138009192&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 25 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Baker D. Predestination: Uncanny (mis)recognition, science fiction and “home movie” moments. Soundtrack. 2019;10(2):145-160. doi:10.1386/ts.10.2.145_1.
    • APA:
      Baker, D. (2019). Predestination: Uncanny (mis)recognition, science fiction and “home movie” moments. Soundtrack, 10(2), 145–160. https://doi.org/10.1386/ts.10.2.145_1
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Baker, Djoymi. 2019. “Predestination: Uncanny (Mis)Recognition, Science Fiction and ‘Home Movie’ Moments.” Soundtrack 10 (2): 145–60. doi:10.1386/ts.10.2.145_1.
    • Harvard:
      Baker, D. (2019) ‘Predestination: Uncanny (mis)recognition, science fiction and “home movie” moments’, Soundtrack, 10(2), pp. 145–160. doi: 10.1386/ts.10.2.145_1.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Baker, D 2019, ‘Predestination: Uncanny (mis)recognition, science fiction and “home movie” moments’, Soundtrack, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 145–160, viewed 25 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Baker, Djoymi. “Predestination: Uncanny (Mis)Recognition, Science Fiction and ‘Home Movie’ Moments.” Soundtrack, vol. 10, no. 2, Aug. 2019, pp. 145–160. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1386/ts.10.2.145_1.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Baker, Djoymi. “Predestination: Uncanny (Mis)Recognition, Science Fiction and ‘Home Movie’ Moments.” Soundtrack 10, no. 2 (August 2019): 145–60. doi:10.1386/ts.10.2.145_1.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Baker D. Predestination: Uncanny (mis)recognition, science fiction and “home movie” moments. Soundtrack [Internet]. 2019 Aug [cited 2020 Feb 25];10(2):145–60. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=138009192&custid=s6224580