Memento mori o el viaje simbólico hacia la muerte: modelos estético‑literarios en Truman de Cesc Gay

Carmen María LÓPEZ LÓPEZ

Truman (fotograma)

Truman (fotograma)

ABSTRACT: The purpose of this article is to analyze the aesthetic and literary patterns of the Spanish film Truman (2015), directed by Cesc Gay and recently awarded with the best original screenplay in the 30th Goya Ceremony Awards. According to a comparative methodology, which combines the literary references and underlying narrative patters with the cinematographic material, this study proposes to offer a higher perspective about literary topics: memento mori, journey and movement, with the aim of delving into the relationship between cinema and literature in the light of cultural taboo which persist on our contemporary society. In this sense, the study of the film implies the approach to literary words (Divina comedia, by Dante or La muerte de Ivan Ilich, by Tolstoi), as well as the tie with literary periods with their cultural implications (from the Medieval Age to the contemporary period).

KEYWORDS: memento mori, journey, literary patterns, contemporary spanish cinema, Cesc Gay, Truman

Impossibilia Nº11, pp. 150-178 (Junio 2016) ISSN 2174-2464.
Artículo recibido el 20/02/2016, aceptado el 15/03/2016 y publicado el 30/06/2016.