From Plato to Lumière: Narration and Monstration in by Andre Gaudreault,Timothy Barnard

By Andre Gaudreault,Timothy Barnard

With this lucid translation of Du litteraire au filmique, André Gaudreault's hugely influential and unique research of movie narratology is now available to English-language audiences for the 1st time. development a thought of narrative on resources as diversified as Plato, The Arabian Nights,and Proust, From Plato to Lumière demanding situations narratological orthodoxy by means of positing that each one kinds of narrative are mediated by way of an "underlying narrator" who exists among the writer and narrative text.

Offering illuminating insights, definitions, and formal differences, Gaudreault examines the practices of novelists, playwrights, and filmmakers and applies his thought to the early cinema of the Lumière brothers and newer motion pictures. He additionally complements our realizing of ways narrative develops visually with out language - monstration - by means of detailing how the evolution of the medium prompted narratives in cinema. From Plato to Lumière encompasses a translation of Paul Ricoeur's preface to the French-language version in addition to a brand new preface by way of Tom Gunning. it's a must-read for cinema and media scholars and students and a vital textual content at the examine of narrative.

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