The Caretaker: Ambiguity from page to stage

Mariem Souissi


This paper will rivet on the specific techniques used by Clive Donner, the director of The Caretaker movie to underline the ambiguity on the screen stage. It is by analyzing the mise-en scene that we begin to see what are the meanings intended by the director. In other words, analyzing the camera movements, the zooming in and the zooming out , paying attention to the style of actors ‘performance and how objects are placed in the scene would highlight the artistically elusive characteristics of the movie. The editing within the film and the spectators ‘receptions are also very important to grasp the meanings of the work.


The Caretaker, Mise-en Scene, ambiguity, Filmic techniques, Performance.

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