UHACC : University of Helsinki Addiction Clip Collection

 

Description of short movie clips on addiction and consumption

The University of Helsinki Addiction Clip Collection (UHACC) is an archive on addiction-related themes. It consists of about 530 clips from about 160 films. The description gives a short plot synopsis of the movie, a short description what happens in the particular scene, some keywords and the chronological place inside the movie. The themes of the clips cover alcohol, tobacco, illegal drug use, abuse and addiction in general. Non-substance addictions, such as gambling behaviour (normal and problematic), sex addiction, workaholism and eating and eating disorders are also covered by the archive. Suitable clips were identified from the literature, by using internet search engines (www.google.com and www.imdb.com) and by researching the Finnish Film Archive (Kansallinen audiovisuaalinen arkisto). All in all more than 160 movies have been screened. Clips are between 30 seconds and 4 minutes long and collected for the purpose of using them as vignettes in different types of studies related to addictions. The collection is an offer for all interested researchers, but it still does not serve all research designs. Therefore, the size and the content of the archive is intended to grow by adding further clip descriptions to ensure a usability for the biggest possible amount of researches. The UHACC keywords are designed to facilitate selections from the clips for specific purposes. The clips are categorized by the main substance or behaviour (alcohol/drugs/eating/ gambling/tobacco/other) and by the main characters’ sex (female/male/mixed) and age (children or adolescent/adult). Alcohol, tobacco and drug scenes have keywords for the specific types of these substances are used; keywords for gambling scenes specify the games; and keywords for eating disorders indicate the kind of problem (bulimic eating/indulging/fasting). Other clips are classified by keywords for sex, work, sport and other. There can be more than one of these keywords attached to each clip. Substance use is often a matter of transgressing the borders of normal everyday life, and this is marked with a keyword when appropriate. Problematic consumption or behaviour is indicated with a keyword for the kind of problem described (money/psychological distress/health/social). Finally the sociability of the consumption or behaviour is described by a keyword (solitary/in company).

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  • Unknown author (2015)
    (in the archive: Olet mennyt minun vereeni 2) Dir. Teuvo Tulio (Finland 1956) Cast: Regina Linnanheimo, Ami Runnas Company: Teuvo Tulio Film story: Rea falls in love with a composer, Tauno, but marries aother man. The husband is constantly away from home and Rea starts drinking. Scene: alcohol 00:09:45-00:11:22 Alcoholism, adult, female, non-transgressive, in company, desire to drink Rea drinks alcohol for the very first time in her life at a party. At first, she detests the taste of liqueur, but likes the sweet drinks served with dessert.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    535 Les Amants du Pont Neuf (in the archive: Les Amants 3) Dir. Leos Carax (France 1991) Cast: Juliette Binoche, Dennis Lavant Company: Films A2 Film story: Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her eyesight, form a relationship. They both live on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. Scene: alcohol 00:13:39-00:15:05 Alcohol, adult, male, non-transgressive, social relationships, homelessness Alex is looking around at the bridge. He finds another homeless person, who is different from the others, as she does not appear as a homeless alcoholic.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    534 Les Amants du Pont Neuf (in the archive: Les Amants 2) Dir. Leos Carax (France 1991) Cast: Juliette Binoche, Dennis Lavant Company: Films A2 Film story: Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her eyesight, form a relationship. They both live on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. Scene: alcohol 00:06:52-00:08:15 Alcohol, adult, male, non-transgressive, social relationships, homelessness Drunken Alex, who has been hit by a car, is taken to a center for the homeless. In the centre, some people lie on the ground, others wait for their turn to get treatment, others fight.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    533 Les Amants du Pont Neuf (in the archive: Les Amants 1) Dir. Leos Carax (France 1991) Cast: Juliette Binoche, Dennis Lavant Company: Films A2 Film story: Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her eyesight, form a relationship. They both live on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge. Scene: alcohol 00:02:25-00:03:50 Alcohol, adult, male, non-transgressive, solitary, social relationships Drunken Alex is wandering on the streets and is hit by a car. The car does not stop, but Michele walks by and comes to help him.
  • 532 Shame 
    Unknown author (2015)
    532 Shame (in the archive: Shame 4) Dir. Steve McQueen (USA/UK 2011) Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan Company: See-Saw FIlms Film story: Brandon is a bachelor who lives in the New York City. He keeps a distance to others but has a compulsion about having sex with several different partners. Scene: sex, male, adult, transgressive, solitary, social situations Brandon's boss has found the porography collection on Brandon's computer and questions him about it.
  • 531 Shame 
    Unknown author (2015)
    531 Shame (in the archive: Shame 3) Dir. Steve McQueen (USA/UK 2011) Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan Company: See-Saw FIlms Film story: Brandon is a bachelor who lives in the New York City. He keeps a distance to others but has a compulsion about having sex with several different partners. Scene: sex, male, adult, non-transgressive, solitary Brandon is at home, browsing pornography websites. His sister calls him on the phone and tries to make him answer to the telephone by speaking to the answering machine.
  • 530 Shame 
    Unknown author (2015)
    530 Shame (in the archive: Shame 2) Dir. Steve McQueen (USA/UK 2011) Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan Company: See-Saw FIlms Film story: Brandon is a bachelor who lives in the New York City. He keeps a distance to others but has a compulsion about having sex with several different partners. Scene: sex, male, adult, non-transgressive, solitary Brandon's computer has bee taken away from his work desk. He asks his boss about it. He beomess stressed about the computer and his private information taken away. He goes to toiled to masturbate.
  • 529 Shame 
    Unknown author (2015)
    529 Shame (in the archive: Shame 1) Dir. Steve McQueen (USA/UK 2011) Cast: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan Company: See-Saw FIlms Film story: Brandon is a bachelor who lives in the New York City. He keeps a distance to others but has a compulsion about having sex with several different partners. Scene: sex, mixed gender, adult, non-transgressive Brandon is in a subway train. He looks at a young woman, who looks back to him seductively.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    528 Party Monster (in the archive: Party Monster 4) Dir. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (USA 2003) Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green Company: World of Wonder Film story: Michael and James meet in New York gay scene. They start arranging big parties and dressing up in extraordinary costumes. They create a drug-fuelled club scene. Scene: multiple drugs 00:28:21- 00:29:03 Drugs, ecstasy, in company, social, mixed gender young adult subculture Televisio news makes a report on Michael's and James' parties and the phenomena that follow them, such as ecstasy taking.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    527 Party Monster (in the archive: Party Monster 3) Dir. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (USA 2003) Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green Company: World of Wonder Film story: Michael and James meet in New York gay scene. They start arranging big parties and dressing up in extraordinary costumes. They create a drug-fuelled club scene. Scene: multiple drugs 00:08:54- 00:09:52 Drugs, snorting, in company male young adult homosexuality James and Michael meet in a ice-cream parlor. Michael wants to get to know James and to adopt his style.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    526 Party Monster (in the archive: Party Monster 2) Dir. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (USA 2003) Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green Company: World of Wonder Film story: Michael and James meet in New York gay scene. They start arranging big parties and dressing up in extraordinary costumes. They create a drug-fuelled club scene. Scene: multiple drugs 00:03:29- 00:05:20 Drugs, snorting cocaine, male young adult in company homosexuality transgressive Michael servess tea and cocaine to James. They sitin bed and discuss their life. James says that he has killed their friend, Angel.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    524 Party Monster (in the archive: Party Monster 1) Dir. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (USA 2003) Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Seth Green Company: World of Wonder Film story: Michael and James meet in New York gay scene. They start arranging big parties and dressing up in extraordinary costumes. They create a drug-fuelled club scene. Scene: multiple drugs 00:01:49- 00:02:40 Multiple drugs, cocaine, male young adult transgressive social relationships homosexuality James and Michael are dressing up in party costumes. James tells Michael that Michael has been using too much drugs.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    524 Under the Volcano (in the archive: Volcano 3) Dir. John Huston (USA/Mexico 1984) Cast: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset Company: Conacite Uno Film story: Geoffrey has been a diplomat in Mexico. He has resigned and drinks every day. His wife has asked for a divorce, but is now coming back to him. Scene: alcohol 00:31:40-00:33:50 Alcohol, adult, male, non-transgressive, in company, social relationships, female non-drinker Geoffrey's wife has come to visit him in Mexico. He fills his glass and offers her a drink, too, but she declines.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    523 Under the Volcano (in the archive: Volcano 2) Dir. John Huston (USA/Mexico 1984) Cast: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset Company: Conacite Uno Film story: Geoffrey has been a diplomat in Mexico. He has resigned and drinks every day. His wife has asked for a divorce, but is now coming back to him. Scene: alcohol 00:35:13-00:37:32 Alcohol, adult, male, transgressive, in company, social relationships Geoffrey is in a party for the diplomats and other societe members. He makes a drunken public speech. The others try to stop him.
  • Unknown author (2015)
    522 Under the Volcano (in the archive: Volcano 1) Dir. John Huston (USA/Mexico 1984) Cast: Albert Finney, Jacqueline Bisset Company: Conacite Uno Film story: Geoffrey has been a diplomat in Mexico. He has resigned and drinks every day. His wife has asked for a divorce, but is now coming back to him. Scene: alcohol 00:35:13-00:37:32 Alcohol, adult, male, transgressive, solitary, social relationships, secret Geoffrey wants more alcohol. He has hidden a bottle in the bushes. He goes to get it and drinks fiercely. His neighbour is watching.