full of people fighting, fade to black, same room but with less
people - as film proceeds there are less and less in the room -
two are eventually left and the canít remember what they are fighting
over - last shot is of an empty room.
young people are fighting, as the scene progresses they become the
older - switching the younger participants of the group for the
scenes of people cleaning themselves and their homes - the fight
is against dirt not between individuals - neurotic cleaners or neat
freaks - eventually you return to the dirt or dust from which you
came - dirt never killed anyone.
fighting over their hedges, a typical suburban scene with neighbours
arguing over each others small gardens, one grows a tall hedge,
the other a fence, the fight continues as one issue is resolved
they find another thing to fight over - eventually they move into
adjoining apartments in an effort to resolve the tension, but they
just find something else to fight over.
tend to use similar language - various settings show a group of
four people arguing, although the people and locations change the
words or sentences are the same - all repeating the same script.
people facing the camera not each other, having an argument and
talking simultaneously - the cacophony continues with the two not
making eye contact.
between the way people look and act around each other can cause
conflict - people of different heights, getting to close, invading
personal space all result in intimidation.
argument is reversed - starting with shaking hands and progressing
backward where an argument gains momentum although the words seem
not to provoke or incite, the anger or intensity reversed as effect
where people misrepresent themselves or abuse their positions of
power - sexual harassment in an office by executive and his secretary,
making her do things she doesnít want to keep her job.
and woman where the woman uses it to her advantage, the power relationship
of the affair is reversed her as the man is in the vulnerable position.
versus sister where one gets the other to give over concert tickets
because the other skipped school.
situation, where power produces conflict, the boss versus the employee,
one manoeuvring, manipulating over the weaker worker.
room with a group of people - they are all interacting silently
and passing between them things that represent various kinds of
corruption or blackmail, bags of coins, plastic baggies with powder,
briefcase of cash, sod of earth - highlighting the exchange of commodities.
of a person - the evil side of an individual, every time someone
tries to do something their shadow undoes the work.
person has a piece of paper stuck on their back with words like
cheater, liar, unfaithful, thief - to get the sign removed they
have to pay the injured party.
protest - not speaking or refusing to engage in a dialogue can be
the strongest form of protest, whether dealing with an interrogator
or even a teacher.
over a protest - domestic setting where the children replace the
parents in an argument, serving them meals etc., if extended out
into other aspects of life, school becomes an OAP day centre with
dependency roles switched.
protest - in a crowd of people the most silent person can be the
loudest in terms of protest, especially in a domestics scene with
a few people, with one family member ignoring the fight.
sometimes seem to just love the whole performance of protesting
- love shouting, making noise, placards, almost rent-a-protester
- when the issues fall away or are forgotten.
for the sake of it - protest scene of placards, posters and leaflets
- instead all are blank, this set of protesters are replaced by
a group with a diagonal line through their signage and then this
group replaced by another with an opposite diagonal, forming an
protest - two people refusing to talk so send written notes to each
other, their personal protests escalate with tape dividing the house
apart, running down the centre of rooms, eventually leading to separate
rooms being installed for the pair.