Making Sense Of Autoethnography

Hi and Welcome to my first vlog for BCM320. I hope you enjoy watching! Thank goodness this is a multimedia platform and I can add some stuff here that came to me whilst thinking about this vlog today! During the screening of Akira, I had one of those moments, you know, like when you have seen something similar on another occasion? In the scene where the powers raging within Tetsuo begin to take over his body I was transported back 50 years when my mother had allowed me to watch The Picture Of Dorian Grey. The movie was adapted from an Oscar Wilde novel and it terrified the hell out of me as a kid. In the closing scenes a portrait is revealed that has been ‘possessed’, supposedly by the devil and it was the scariest thing I had ever seen. Tetsuo’s transformation took me back to that moment of terror. I remember that for weeks after watching the movie I had to leap from my bedroom door to my bed so nothing could grab me from underneath the bed as I stepped from the floor. Thanks for the memories #AKIRA.

The Picture Of Dorian Grey painted by Ivan Albright

References:

Akira – Trailer – https://youtu.be/eCL_F6Kc9Xw

Ellis, C., Adams, T.E., and Bochner, A.P. (2011) ‘Autoethnography: An Overview‘, Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 12:1. Available at: http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/1589/3095

Kaneda’s Theme (Akira – Amiga) – https://youtu.be/akwAJadiRsk