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    DescriptionMost films tell tales, but what does that involve? How do motion pictures tease us into building what we all agree to call stories? In this study, David Bordwell offers the first comprehensive account of how movies use fundamental principles of narrative representation, unique features of the film medium, and diverse story-telling patterns to construct their fictional narratives. The result is a pioneering, far-reaching work which will change the way we perceive narrative film--and which every serious film scholar, student or fan will welcome. "This book is of crucial importance to film specialists. I cannot think that any film teacher/scholar would miss reading this work."--Don Fredricksen, Cornell University "David Bordwell's" Narration in the Fiction Film" is a major contribution to film studies and to narrative theory. The work, I predict, will be widely read, praised, debated, and damned. Brodwell's originality lies not so much in demonstrating the deficiencies of other theories, which he does very convincingly, but in the scope and design of his project, against which there is no competition of comparable intellectual weight."--Jerry Carlson, DePaul University


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    Title
    Narration in the Fiction Film
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Bordwell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 242 mm
    Height: 243 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,040 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780299101749
    ISBN 10: 0299101746
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.6
    BIC E4L: PER
    Ingram Subject Code: PR
    Libri: I-PR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25880
    B&T General Subject: 221
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: PER004050, PER004030
    BIC subject category V2: APFA
    DC21: 791.4301
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 791.4301
    B&T Approval Code: C07300000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 792/.01
    LC classification: PN1995 .B6173 1985
    Thema V1.0: ATFA
    Publisher
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Imprint name
    University of Wisconsin Press
    Publication date
    15 September 1985
    Publication City/Country
    Wisconsin
    Review quote
    "A comprehensive account of how movies use fundamental principles of narrative representation, unique features of the medium, and particular story-telling patterns to move and delight us. ... Should inspire all serious film theorists." --"Communications Booknotes"
    Back cover copy
    In this study, David Bordwell offers the first comprehensive account of how movies use fundamental principles of narrative representation, unique features of the film medium, and diverse story-telling patterns to construct their fictional narratives. The result is a pioneering, far-reaching work which will change the way we perceive narrative film--and which every serious film scholar, student or fan will welcome.