Idea #5

Involving the three themes of power, spectacle and memory I have an idea based around the flashback of somebody who was taken as a hostage. Based on the idea of ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ and the story of Mary McElroy, a woman who was held hostage but had a positive experience throughout the ordeal with her captors. After the captors were caught and sent to their death, Mary was overwhelmed by guilt and later committed suicide.

This idea could be taken through either a humorous route as in Dogday Afternoon, focusing on the events happening and creating mishaps throughout the narrative. Alternatively it could take a much more serious tone if the story was based more closely on the emotions of Mary and her story.

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