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viewed as a distinctive strategy for recognizing, isolating, and articulating the fundamental role which narrative plays in our response to the world as a whole.

Synopsis:

Branigan presents a telling exploration of the basic concepts of narrative theory and its relation to film - and literary - analysis. He brings together theories from both linguistics and cognitive science, and applies them to the screen.

Synopsis:

Narrative is one of the ways we organise and understnad the world. It is found everywhere: not only in films and books, but also in everday conversations and in the nonfictional discourses of journalists, historians, educators, psychologists, attorneys and many others.

Edward Branigan presents a telling exploration of the basic concepts of narrative theory and its relation to film - and literary - analysis, bringing together theories from linguistics and cognitive science, and applying them to the screen. Individual analyses of classical narratives form the basis of a complex study of every aspect of filmic fiction exploring, for example, subjectivity in Lady in the Lake, multiplicity in Letter from and Unknown Woman, post-modernism and documentary in Sans Soleil.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 218-306) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415075121
Author:
Branigan, Edward
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Branigan Edward
Location:
London ;
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Stage and screen
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Motion pictures and literature
Subject:
Narration (rhetoric)
Subject:
Motion picture plays -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Narration
Subject:
Film & Video - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
Film and Television-Film Guides
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Sightlines (Paperback)
Series Volume:
t. 54
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.20x6.18x.86 in. 1.41 lbs.

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Product details 344 pages Routledge - English 9780415075121 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Branigan presents a telling exploration of the basic concepts of narrative theory and its relation to film - and literary - analysis. He brings together theories from both linguistics and cognitive science, and applies them to the screen.
"Synopsis" by , Narrative is one of the ways we organise and understnad the world. It is found everywhere: not only in films and books, but also in everday conversations and in the nonfictional discourses of journalists, historians, educators, psychologists, attorneys and many others.

Edward Branigan presents a telling exploration of the basic concepts of narrative theory and its relation to film - and literary - analysis, bringing together theories from linguistics and cognitive science, and applying them to the screen. Individual analyses of classical narratives form the basis of a complex study of every aspect of filmic fiction exploring, for example, subjectivity in Lady in the Lake, multiplicity in Letter from and Unknown Woman, post-modernism and documentary in Sans Soleil.

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