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Proietti, Luca (2023) 'Noise As An Act Of Free Will In Aoyama Shinji’s Movie Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?' The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research, 15 (2022-2023).

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Abstract

The theme of how noise music would deal with the interruption to social life caused by a pandemic has been portrayed in Aoyama Shinji’s movie Eli Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (2005), whose plot is centred on how listening to the purity of noise is able to cure a disease. By relying on noise aesthetic theories and both historical and spiritual insights, this paper will analyse this movie through the eyes of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting how the movie’s visual symbolism aims to represent noise as a response to incertitude, underlining how free will is inherent in humans and should be used to improve our society.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Noise music, Japanese cinema, social activism, collective well-being, theology.
SOAS Departments & Centres: SOAS Open Access Journals > The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research
ISSN: 25176226
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.25501/SOAS.00040652
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 14:58
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/40652

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