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Author Kroeber, Karl, 1926-2009.

Title Make believe in film and fiction : visual vs. verbal storytelling / Karl Kroeber
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2006


Description 1 online resource (228 pages)
Contents Brutal Beginnings: Imagining Murder/ Watching Murder -- Moving Eyes, Moving Sculptures -- Inside and outside Somebody Else's Fantasy -- Make Believe Is Always a Story -- Single-Handed and Collective Make Believe -- Movies and Hyper-Visual Culture -- La Strada and the Conjecturing Imagination -- Madame Bovary: Linguistic Configurings of Imaginative Corruption -- Rashomon and Wuthering Heights -- Form in Visual Storytelling: Buster Keaton's The General -- Genre and Transforming Sources: High Noon Forenoon -- Seeing and Imagining Ethical Crises: High Noon: Afternoon -- Great Expectations: Insights from the Impossibility of Adaptation -- Magnifying Criminality: Fargo, Film Noir, and A Perfect World -- Innovative Lawfulness: Learning to Read
Summary Describing in detail precise differences between the psychological experience of reading a novel and watching a movie, Make Believe in Film and Fiction shows how movies' unique magnification of movements produces stories especially potent in exposing hypocrisy, the spread of criminality in contemporary society, and the relation of private experience to the natural environment. By contrasts of novels with visual storytelling the book also displays how fiction facilitates sharing of subjective fantasies, frees the mind from limiting spatial and temporal preconceptions, and dramatizes the ethical significance of even trivial and commonplace behavior, while intensifying readers' awareness of how they think and feel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-220) and index
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Subject Motion pictures and literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Film adaptations.
Film scripts & screenplays.
Television scripts & screenplays.
Literary theory.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Reference.
Performing Arts.
Film adaptations.
Motion pictures and literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Film adaptations.
Adaptations cinématographiques.
Film adaptations
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005056648
ISBN 9781403983220