|Figure 1: 'Repulsion' Poster|
|Figure 2: Carole and the Landlord|
|Figure 3: Carole|
|Figure 4: Wall Crack|
|Figure 5: Man in the Mirror|
Technically it is more than one scene but it is more of a build up sequence rather than separate scenes. Notice how in the rape scenes, there is no sound of any struggle, however we can see from the footage that this encounter is very violent. On the last rape scene of the film however Carole does something odd, she puts on lipstick? This doesn't really make any sense until you being to piece together the whole film, she had been raped multiple times, murdered two men and wreaked a home, she is putting the lipstick on, almost as if she is getting ready for a date. As gruesome as this sounds she is 'Getting ready to be raped'. She knows it is going to happen and is almost looking forward to it, she does not seem scared in the bed until the man shows up, after that she become terrified. It is never fully explained why she has this fear but there is a popular theory about the films ending. At the end of the film as Carole is carried away we see a family picture, but everyone is blacked out apart from two characters, the assumed father and Carole as a child. The theory is that the father raped Carole when she was a young girl and now she is mentally traumatised, it would explain why she fears what she fears and why she needs an authority figure with her a large portion of the time. "Carol's neuroses are never explained, but wherever they come from, they seem to have been with her for a while. The film ends as it begins, with a huge blurry close up, this time of the face of the child Carol in an old family photograph. Isolated, vacant, and staring into space. We're left to stare back, mesmerised, as we have been throughout the entire film." (Elaine Macintyre. N/A)
Bradshaw, P. (2013) 'Repulsion – review'
In: The Guardian 3 January 2013
At:http://www.theguardian.com/film/2013/jan/03/repulsion-review (Accessed on 22.11.15)
Kermode, J. (2010) Repulsion (1965)
movie review from eye for film.
(Accessed on 22.11.15)
Cult classic film review: Repulsion.
At: http://www.elainemacintyre.net/film_reviews/repulsion.php (Accessed on 19.11.15)
Figure 1, 'Repulsion' Poster:
Figure 2, Carole and the Landlord:
Figure 3, Carole:
Figure 4, Wall Crack:
Figure 5, Man in the Mirror: