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Cinema of Suicide

by Ryan Conrath

A lot of movies deal with the ambivalent “event” of suicide. Many films would have it that suicide is always ONLY unknowable (ie Mulholland Drive), and often employ it as a kind of “privileged point of destabilization,” as Catherine Russell says about mortality in narratives.

The question kind of becomes: “Ok. Now what?”

On the other hand…