Independent’ identity?

Perfect Blue incorporates many different genres: psychological thriller, quest-forindividuality, coming of age, slasher horror, and even crime/mystery. As Tom Mes suggests, here “movies… serve as the catalyst for an increasingly confused reality” (Mes, 2007: 48). How can we read Perfect Blue as not only a search for identity, but a comment on or critique of the function of media (including other forms of technology) in influencing, building, or corrupting an ‘independent’ identity?







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