‘I Am (big) M(Other)’: Lacan’s big Other and the Role of Cynicism in Grant Sputore’s I Am Mother

Jack Black

Abstract


The film touches upon a number of significant topics, including technological advancement, performed through the threat of artificial intelligence; potential ecological disaster, while referred to as the ‘wasteland’ it is clear that the world outside the bunker has suffered some form of ecological catastrophe; and, an underlying nature-nurture contention, played-out in Daughter’s sheltered upbringing

Keywords


cinema, artificial intelligence, psychoanalysis

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1234/fa.v0i80.372





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