Modular Narratives in Contemporary Cinema

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Springer, Jul 11, 2008 - 211 pages
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Since the early 1990s there has been a trend towards narrative complexity within popular cinema. This book examines a number of contemporary films that play overtly with narrative structure, raising questions of chance and destiny, memory and history, simultaneity and the representation of time.
 

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Contents

1 Modular Narratives in Contemporary Cinema
1
Subjective Schismatic and Modular
20
Order Chaos and Modularity
48
Temporal Anchoring and the Modular Subject
79
Archival Aesthetics and the National Narrative
113
Simultaneity Succession and Mediation
140
Playing Games with Cinema
170
Notes
185
Bibliography
196
Index
206
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ALLAN CAMERON is a Researcher and Lecturer at the Australian Film Television and Radio School, and Honorary Fellow in Screen Studies at the University of Melbourne.

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