Lowest of the Low: Scenes of Shame and Self-Deprecation in Contemporary Scottish Cinema

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This thesis explores the factors leading to the images of self-deprecation and shame in contemporary Scottish film. It would seem that the causes of these reoccurring motifs may be because the Scottish people are unable to escape from their past and are uneasy about the future of the nation. There is an internal struggle for both Scottish men and women, who try to adhere to their predetermined roles in Scottish culture, but this role leads to violence, alcoholism, and shame. In addition, there is also a fear for the future of the nation that represented in films that feature a ... continued below

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McCracken, Michael May 2008.

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This thesis explores the factors leading to the images of self-deprecation and shame in contemporary Scottish film. It would seem that the causes of these reoccurring motifs may be because the Scottish people are unable to escape from their past and are uneasy about the future of the nation. There is an internal struggle for both Scottish men and women, who try to adhere to their predetermined roles in Scottish culture, but this role leads to violence, alcoholism, and shame. In addition, there is also a fear for the future of the nation that represented in films that feature a connection between children and the creation of life with the death of Scotland's past. This thesis will focus on films created under a recent boom in film production in Scotland beginning in 1994 till the present day.

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McCracken, Michael. Lowest of the Low: Scenes of Shame and Self-Deprecation in Contemporary Scottish Cinema, thesis, May 2008; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9804/: accessed May 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .