This week marked the beginning of the end for this Trimester, but also the beginning of our Pecha Kucha project. I thought I had known all I needed to know about my theme, isolation, until I started working. I've realized some interesting things through making my outside connections. I hadn't realized just how many pieces of media tackled the idea of isolation. One of my favorite films, Amelie, was on of these sources I chose. And upon thinking about it, I saw just how deeply isolation plays a role in the film. I was able to connect the titular main character to Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye. Both of them fall victim to perceived isolation, Holden due to teenage rebellion and Amelie because of parents who were less than compassionate. And they also go through a kind of epiphany that frees them from their solitude, Amelie by falling in love and Holden by realizing that kids are happiest if they grow up.
The theme for this week is finishing up.