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Movement in film studies

Dimitris Eleftheriotis

in Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633128
eISBN:
9780748651269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633128.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the opening paragraph of an essay first published in 1977, David Bordwell points out that ‘camera movement in the cinema is one of the most difficult areas for critical analysis’. Frustratingly ... More


Wong Kar-wai and the Poetics of Hong Kong Cinema

Gary Bettinson

in The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Following a biographical sketch of Wong Kar-wai, the introductory chapter identifies several fallacies about Wong’s cinema that the rest of this book seeks to redress. It explicates the dominant ... More


Puzzle Films, Ambiguity and Technologically-enabled Narrative

Claire Molloy

in Memento

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637713
eISBN:
9780748671007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637713.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the narrative and offers a scene-by-scene analysis of Memento with the aim of determining how the film creates and maintains ambiguity. It also reports the analysis of the film ... More


Introduction: Articulating Art Cinema

Benedict Morrison

in Complicating Articulation in Art Cinema

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780192894069
eISBN:
9780191915192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894069.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This introduction explores—and questions—how art cinema’s enigmatic characterization and unconventional forms have often been interpreted as a series of puzzles to which criticism can provide the ... More


Narration in Modern Cinema

András Bálint Kovács

in Screening Modernism: European Art Cinema, 1950–1980

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226451633
eISBN:
9780226451664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226451664.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

By far the most spectacular formal characteristic of modern cinema is the way it handles narration and how that relates to storytelling. Modern art cinema's problem regarding narration was summarized ... More


Transfiguration and Self-Conscious Narration: On Von Sternberg’s Last Films with Dietrich

George M. Wilson

in Seeing Fictions in Film: The Epistemology of Movies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199594894
eISBN:
9780191731440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594894.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, further complexity is added to the possibilities of cinematic narration that the book investigates. In traditional movies, viewers assume that the fictional world of the movie has a ... More


The New Cut-Up Cinema

Carol Vernallis

in Unruly Media: YouTube, Music Video, and the New Digital Cinema

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199766994
eISBN:
9780199369010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766994.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

David Bordwell calls the new post-classical cinematic mode “intensified continuity.” Stylistic markers include prowling cameras, constant reframing, and rapid-fire editing. While many scholars have ... More


Introduction

Jinhee Choi

in Reorienting Ozu: A Master and His Influence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190254971
eISBN:
9780190255008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190254971.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

The introduction shifts the focus of the existing scholarly debates on Ozu’s film style from his Japaneseness to his everydayness. As acknowledged by many scholars, such as Donald Richie, Hasumi ... More


Narrative Structure

Giulia Miller

in Studying Waltz with Bashir

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325154
eISBN:
9781800342217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325154.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter is concerned with the narrative structure of Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir. It reflects on the differences between Waltz with Bashir's story and plot, as defined by David Bordwell and ... More


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