Action and Image: Dramatic Structure in Cinema

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Manchester University Press, 1994 - Cinéma - Esthétique - 198 pages
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The concern of film theorists to read films as texts has led them to neglect the equally pressing need to see films as drama. Roy Armes sets out to redress the balance by drawing on the insights offered by recent developments in the theoretical study of drama and performance.
 

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Contents

Part one FILM AS DRAMA
1
Readings and viewings
3
Showing and telling
18
Text and performance
33
Stage and screen
47
Part two PLOTS
61
North by Northwest
63
Lavventura
77
Lannée dernière à Marienbad
106
Part three PROTAGONISTS
123
The Big Sleep
125
Un condamné à mort sest échappé
140
Ceddo
155
Pierrot le fou
171
Bibliography
187
Index 187
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Rashomon
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About the author (1994)

Roy Armes is Professor Emeritus of Film at Middlesex University in London. His recent books include Third World Film Making and the West, Arab and African Film Making. Dictionary of North African Film Makers, and Omar Gatlato.

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