[Reading Response: Pamela Wojcik]

In The Apartment complex, which contains unique thematic, visual, and textual frameworks addressing the different modes and possibilities of contemporary urbanism, a large community of foreign researchers examine the apartment plot in a global sense, analyzing films produced both within and outside Hollywood studios. The writers discuss the connections of the apartment plot with film noir, horror, humor, and music, discussing how various regional or historical backgrounds change the apartment plot and how the structure of the genre helps one to reconsider authors ‘ research and recognise constructive linkages and contradictions between often unrelated texts. I also believe, however, that

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Reading Response: Pamela Wojcik

Amanda Klein suggests, film cycles “are a series of films associated with each other through shared images, characters, settings, plots or themes.” While Pamila argued that the apartment plot has developed a new genre out of these prominent cycles. It is hard to put an apartment plot into any type or genre, where it seems to follow the equivalent trajectory of events yet the narrative highly depends on the apartment background. The apartment itself contains the initiative and porousness to work as a depiction of this movie, for example, we could easy to tell the unconscious peeping desire of the

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[Reading Response: Pamela Wojcik]

It is an interesting perspective to consider the apartment plot a category of its own. For one, by placing the focus on the relatively more confined yet familiar apartment space, it allows for the viewers to put their attention onto other narratives. The apartment space however also contributes to the plot by having an underlying narrative. For instance, in the Birdcage(1996), the comedy plot unfolds in the residence of Armand in South Beach, who happens to be the owner of the drag club “The Birdcage” downstairs. The plot thickens as his son is getting engaged with the daughter of an

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