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Breaking the Fourth Wall: Direct Address in the Cinema

Breaking the Fourth Wall: Direct Address in the Cinema (Hardback)

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What happens when fictional characters acknowledge our 'presence' as film spectators? By virtue of its eccentricity and surprising frequency as a filmic device, direct address enables us to ask some fundamental questions of film theory, history and criticism and tackle, head-on, assumptions about the cinema as a medium. Brown provides a broad understanding of the role of direct address within fiction cinema, with focused analysis of its role in certain strands of avant-garde or experimental cinema, on the one hand, and popular genre traditions (musicals and comedies) on the other.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaDocumentary filmsFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticismFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm: styles & genres Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Publication Date: 30/04/2012 ISBN-13: 9780748644254  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Tom Brown is a lecturer in Film, with a research focus on the 'classical' cinema of France and Hollywood. Has co-edited two collections (Film Moments: Critical Methods and Approaches for Palgrave and Film and Television after DVD for Routledge) as well as publishing several book chapter and journal articles.

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