What happens when fictional characters acknowledge our 'presence' as film spectators?
By virtue of its eccentricity and surprising frequency as a filmic device, direct address enables us to ask some fundamental questions of film theory, history and criticism and tackle, head-on, assumptions about the cinema as a medium.
Brown provides a broad understanding of the role of direct address within fiction cinema, with focused analysis of its role in certain strands of avant-garde or experimental cinema, on the one hand, and popular genre traditions (musicals and comedies) on the other.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages
- Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
- Publication Date: 30/04/2012
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9780748644254
- Paperback / softback from £18.05