The House of the Spirits is a dramatic film made in 1993. The film tells the story of the Trueba family. Esteban Trueba is a violent patriarch but full of love for his wife Clara. It's a story that intertwine love , family conflict , misunderstanding , tenderness and social injustice , where each member has their own identity amidst the random events that dot the history of the twentieth century , Chile . The protagonists live the changing events in their country. Parallel, they are trapped in dramatic family relationships and embody social and spiritual tensions of a period that covers much of the last century.
Gradually we encounter situations in the most bitter despotism in Figure Esteban Trueba (played superbly by Jeremy Irons) contrasted with the friendliness and kindness of his mysterious wife Clara (Meryl Streep) . In this story characters begin to appear to interact and generate many feelings. It is impossible not catch hardness and violence of Esteban, or the sensitivity of Clara, Ferula´s traumas of abuse, or Pedro´s revolutionary ideals, who cannot stand the situation of oppression, Blanca´s impotence, who are not allowed to love Pedro because the discrimination classes issue.
The intensity of the situations continues to grow as the film continues to evolve and comes to play an important role in the prevailing socio- political context: the revolutionary class conservative versus left wing, coming back the totalitarian state with the military, the ingratitude and human rights trampled. The film does not lose pace at any time and it is very hard not to be identified with its own family situations and the social situation in which it is framed in Chile in that times.
The main characters live the changing events of their country and at the same time they live trapped in dramatic family relations and embody the spiritual and social tensions of an era that covers a large part of the last century.
The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the director Bille August uses verbal and nonverbal communication in scene where the Theory of Vision of Self to transmit his creation to the audience, in a daily basis, and thus, do understand the message. In this film nonverbal communication plays a fundamental role. We will also see how the elements of Principle # 1 of interpersonal relationships as Kinesics, Proxemics, Haptics, Chronemics and Appearance are involved in some scenes, and how these aspects are complemented with angles and music that help the viewer to feel the drama of each character. Moreover, expression of affection, fear, anger, indifference and disappointment reveal the emotional states of the characters
Theory of Vision of Self: At the scene of the characters of siblings Esteban and Ferula. They are in the church in front of the coffin of his mother. She has spent her life caring for her sick mother. Esteban has come from his hacienda Las Tres Maria in San Lucas, where he lives alone with his servants. Ferula...