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Invisible storytellers voice-over narration in American fiction film

Sarah. Kozloff


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  • Title:
    Invisible storytellers voice-over narration in American fiction film
  • Author: Sarah. Kozloff
  • Description: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Prejudices against Voice-Over Narration; Images versus Words; ""Showing"" versus ""Telling""; ""A Literary Device""; ""Redundancy""; ""The Last Resort of the Incompetent""; 2 Ancestors, Influences, and Development; Lecturers and Intertitles in the Silent Era; Radio; Newsreels, Short Subjects, and Documentaries; Fiction Films, 1930-1950; Television and Postwar Documentaries; Fiction Films, 1950 to the Present; 3 First-Person Narrators; Genette's Taxonomy of Narrators; Who Really Narrates?; The Circumstances of Narration
    Story and Discourse and How Green Was My ValleyForegrounding the Act of Storytelling and All About Eve; 4 Third-Person Narrators; Who Really Narrates?; The Circumstances of Narration; Omniscience; Humanizing the ""Voice of God"" and The Naked City; Gender; 5 Irony in Voice-Over Films; The Interplay between Narration and Scenic Presentation; Voice-Over's Contribution to Cinematic Irony; Ironic Narrators; Unreliable Narrators; The Question of Reliability in Barry Lyndon; Conclusion; Notes; Filmography; Bibliography of Works Cited; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T
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    ""Let me tell you a story,"" each film seems to offer silently as its opening frames hit the screen. But sometimes the film finds a voice-an off-screen narrator-for all or part of the story. From Wuthering Heights and Double Indemnity to Annie Hall and Platoon, voice-over narration has been an integral part of American movies.Through examples from films such as How Green Was My Valley, All About Eve, The Naked City, and Barry Lyndon, Sarah Kozloff examines and analyzes voice-over narration. She refutes the assumptions that wor
  • Publication Date: c1988
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (178 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-35560-0;ISBN 9786612355608;ISBN 0-520-90966-6
  • Subjects: Voice-overs; Motion picture plays, American -- History and criticism; Motion pictures -- United States; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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