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Branigan, Edward: Narrative Comprehension and Film. London, New York: Routledge, 1992. (325 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0-415-07511-4
BibTeX citation key: Branigan1992
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Keywords: "Nick Fury", Film, Narratologie, Superheld, USA
Creators: Branigan
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
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Narrative is one of the ways we organise and understand the world. It is found everywhere: not only in films and books, but also in everday conversations and in the nonfictional discourses of journalists, historians, educators, psychologists, attorneys and many others.
Edward Branigan presents a telling exploration of the basic concepts of narrative theory and its relation to film – and literary – analysis, bringing together theories from linguistics and cognitive science, and applying them to the screen. Individual analyses of classical narratives form the basis of a complex study of every aspect of filmic fiction exploring, for example, subjectivity in Lady in the Lake, multiplicity in Letter from an Unknown Woman, post-modernism and documentary in Sans Soleil.

Table of Contents

List of figures (ix)
Preface (xi)

Psychological use value (1)
Logical transformations in narrative (4)
Pragmatic forms in narrative (8)
Cognitive schemas and other ways of associating data (13)
A proposal for a narrative schema (17)
The Girl and Her Trust (20)
Causality and schema (26)

A preliminary delineation of narrative in film (33)
Top-down perception (37)
Temporal and spatial order (39)
Causality and metaphor (44)
Impossible story space (50)
Screen space and stylistic metaphors (56)

Knowing how (63)
Disparities of knowledge (66)
Hierarchies of knowledge (72)
Nick Fury as an example (76)
Forgetting and revising (83)

Eight levels (86)
An implied author and a chameleon text (92)
Focalization (100)
Communication (107)
Text under a description (111)
A comprehensive description of narrative (114)
Five types of narrative theory (118)

Levels in Hangover Square (125)
Separation of material and structure (140)
What makes film subjective? A case study of Lady in the Lake (142)
A synthesis: telling/showing/summary/scene (146)
Subjectivity in narrative theories (150)
How many cameras are in a film? (157)

From subjectivity to intersubjectivity (161)
The historical present of invisible observation (164)
Simultaneous time schemes (168)
Flashback (173)
Multiplicity in Letter from an Unknown Woman (177)

7 FICTION (192)
Fiction as partially determined reference (192)
Psychologically real theories of fiction (196)
Fictional pictures (198)
Nonfictional pictures (202)
Post-modernism and documentary in Sans Soleil (207)
A brief conclusion (216)

Notes (218)
Works cited (288)
Index (307)
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