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Authors: Ii Hilyati
Advisors: Pita Merdeka
Keywords: Psychological defence;Film
Issue Date: 28-Dec-2015
Publisher: Jakarta: Fakultas Adab dan Humaniora UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, 2015
Abstract: This research studies Joe Dante’s horror-thriller film released in America on September 11, 2009. The writer uses fear or anxiety and defense mechanism conception as the theoretical framework of this research based on Sigmund Freud theory. The method which is used by the writer of the research is descriptive qualitative in analyzing the film. The data are analyzed by using Sigmund Freud theory. In analyzing data, the writer does some procedures such as: watching the film several times, analyzing and understanding the dialogues and the motion pictures of the film based on the theories of Literature. Based on the analysis, the writer concludes that fear and defense mechanism are reflected in this film through the three main characters. Fear reflection is shown trough the three main characters such as, Dane is afraid of his father who lives in jail because of his bad attitude. Lucas is a spoil kid. He is afraid of a clown, any kind of clown. And the last is Julie, Julie has a terrified story that she keeps as a secret. She is afraid of her best friend’s death in the past when she was child. The reflection of defense mechanism can be seen from the three main characters such as repression, displacement, and denial. Finally, the writer finds that those fears can be overcome by them.
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