The voices and schizophrenia: A critical multimodal analysis – An abridged version

Ulima Rahma Dynda, Abhirama S. D. Perdana

Abstract

We are all aware of how strong mass media is today in influencing our society’s mind and the way it construct our reality through their products. Film, as one of the products of mass media, attracts most people years after years due to the development of the story and the detail of cinematography to finally become a fortune for those who are making it. However, a film may also be able to tell a story while creating diverse interpretations at the same time. The Voices movie presents a story of a schizophrenic patient which brings the audience into the perspectives of the patient. This film will be analyze to unfold the messages behind it by using Critical Multimodality Analysis. The analysis will be utilized to analyze both, the movie clips and scripts, which results’ will be aim at revealing the hidden agenda behind this movie, through the eyes of the film producer, which is to give the understanding of Schizophrenic people’s conditions in their daily life based on their common symptoms. Furthermore, it will also be utilized to demonstrate the Critical Multimodality Analysis' use in Public Relations', especially in demonstrating how producers use texts and images as the resources to produce meaning, as well as for audience to make meaning.


Keywords: The Voices movie; Critical multimodal analysis; Schizophrenia; film;

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