EXAMINING THE HUMAN RIGHTS IN TERMS OF THE FILM OF STRAW DOGS


HAYIRLI O.

2nd International Conference on Education and Social Sciences (INTCESS), İstanbul, Turkey, 2 - 04 February 2015, pp.936-942 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.936-942

Abstract

The movie "Straw Dogs" which was directed by Sam Pechinpah has been probably one of the most controversial films in film history.(Peckinpach, 1971).0n one hand, all elements that make the film watchable and attractive to the audience such as excitement, sensation, violence, thrill and sexuality are presented in the film. In addition to that, the movie makes you release adrenaline and it in Freudian terms increases libido. On the other hand the movie was banned for years by England which has been accepted as the cradle of civilization and democracy and which should be away from any limitations, restriction and censorship. This case also makes the movie charming and interesting. This study analyzes the subject matter "human rights" which hasn't been examined that much. The fact that this film was banned in England is analyzed in terms of human rights throughout this study.