Narration in Light: Studies In Cinematic Point Of View by George M. WilsonNarration in Light: Studies In Cinematic Point Of View by George M. Wilson

Narration in Light: Studies In Cinematic Point Of View

byGeorge M. Wilson

Paperback | August 1, 1988

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A full understanding and appreciation of narrative film, George Wilson argues, requires a concept of point of view necessarily distinct from, yet comparable to, contemporary theories of point of view in prose fiction. Now available in paperback, Narration in Light lays the foundations for a new account of cinematic point of view.

Focusing on the special ways in which a film controls the access of its viewers to the events that constitute its narrative, Wilson offers close viewings of five classic Hollywood movies: You Only Live Once, North by Northwest, Letter from an Unknown Woman, The Devil Is a Woman, and Rebel without a Cause. His enlightening and entertaining interpretations reveal surprising power and complexity in popular, major-studio films. Their point-of-view strategies allow them to present both obvious and oblique perspectives on their subjects, providing subtle critiques of ideology within conventional drama and narrative.

Title:Narration in Light: Studies In Cinematic Point Of ViewFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 1988Publisher:Johns Hopkins University Press

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ISBN - 10:0801837502

ISBN - 13:9780801837500

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A full understanding and appreciation of narrative film, George Wilson argues, requires a concept of point of view necessarily distinct from, yet comparable to, contemporary theories of point of view in prose fiction. Now available in paperback, 'Narration In Light' lays the foundations for a new account of cinematic point of view.

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As both theory and criticism [Wilson's achievement in this book is substantial and important.