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Closely watched films : an introduction to the art of narrative film technique / Marilyn Fabe.

  • Fabe, Marilyn
[2004], ©2004
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Berkeley : University of California Press, [2004], ©2004.

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xviii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-272) and index.


The beginnings of film narrative: D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation -- The art of montage: Sergei Eisenstein's The battleship Potemkin -- Expressionism and realism in film form: F.W. Murnau's The last laugh and Charles Chaplin's The adventurer -- The conversion to sound and the classical Hollywood film: Howard Hawks's His girl Friday -- Expressive realism: Orson Welles's Citizen Kane -- Italian neorealism: Vittorio de Sica's The bicycle thief -- Auteur theory and the French new wave: François Truffaut's The 400 blows -- Hollywood auteur: Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious -- The European art film: Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 -- Film and postmodernism: Woody Allen's Annie Hall -- Political cinema: Spike Lee's Do the right thing -- Feminism and film form: Patricia Rozema's I've heard the mermaids singing -- Epilogue: digital video and new forms of narrative in Mike Figgis's Timecode.

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