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Breaking the Fourth Wall : Direct Address in the Cinema, Hardback Book

Breaking the Fourth Wall : Direct Address in the Cinema Hardback

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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9780748644254

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