The Art Cinema as a Mode of Film Practice

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e“The Art Cinema as a Mode of Film Practice.” Art cinema is a distinct mode during WWII, when dominating Hollywood cinema began to wane. Stylistic devices and thematic motifs may differ from director, but the overall functions of style and them remain constant. Realism, Authorship, Ambiguity Art film characterized by the loosening of causal relations. Motivates narrative by two principles: realism and authorial expressivity. - reality is sexual pulling away from production code. - Psychological causation of characters, law goal, slide passively from one situation to another. Drifting protagonist traces an itinerary. - social forces become significant because they impinge upon the psychologically sensitive individuals. Spatial and temporal continuity – range of possibilities documentary factuality (location) or psychological subjectivity (flashbacks) Art cinema uses concept of authorship
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Unformatted text preview: to unify the text. Authorial code manifests itself as recurrent violations of the classical norms. Art film throws it’s weight on plot, not story: a game with the narrator— Flashfowards. “when in doubt read for maximum ambiguity” if we are thwarted we seek authorial motivation. With open and arbitrary ending, art film reasserts that ambiguity is the dominant principle of intelligibility---life lacks the neatness of art and this art knows it. The art cinema in history Art cinema emerges into Hollywood. – borrow jumpcuts, and sound bridges. Hitchcock merges classical narrative and art-film narration—calssical text with psychological causality. “The New American Independent Cinema” success of indendepent films in 1990s---renaissane of innovative cinema. Blending of actors going from Hollywood to indie films: most indie films are nominated for academy awards....
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