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CHAPTER 9/PART 1  THE TRANSITION TO NARRATIVE IN FRENCH CINEMA

FROM “HYBRID FORMATS” TO “LARGER PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION”

The Competing Interests of Spectacle and Narrative

Around the World in 28 Shots: Un Tour de monde d’un policier (I)

Figure 9.1: Partners in Crime

The Method of Bricolage

Figure 9.2: Man Calls Dog
Figure 9.3: Humor among Thieves
Figure 9.4: A Matriarchal Melodrama
Figure 9.5: A Storied Spectacle
Figure 9.6: Spectacle and Space in the Gospels

Temporal Logic: Viewing Time and Dramatic Time

When “Spatial Anchorage” Prevails Over “Temporal Logic”

Around the World in 28 Shots: Un Tour de monde d’un policier (II)

Figure 9.7: Selective Perspectives

Concepts of Space and Time in Transition

Space: Managing Contiguity

Time: Managing Sequentiality

Models of Transformation

From Redundancy to Representational Strategies: Developing Comic Models

Serial Gags, Extended Situations, and “Structuring Strategies”

Alternating Lines of Action: Le Cheval emballé

Figure 9.8: Putting the Horse before the Oats
Figure 9.9: Putting the Cart behind the Horse

Reframing Action: Un Match enragé

The Gag as Narrative Structure

From Morality to Irony: Developing Realist Models

Figure 9.10: A Spectacular Flight of Fancy

The Compound Model: Au bagne

Figure 9.11: Watching the Space Between

Family Values: Developing the Domestic Melodrama

Representing “Private Space”: Le Détective

The Grand Guignol Variant

The Irony of Crimes of Passion: Nuit de Noël

Figure 9.12: Melodramatic Morality

The Irony of Psychological Brutality: Pour un collier!

The Emergence of Narrative Voice

GLOSSARY

REFERENCES

Reading 9.1: Jump Cut: Bricolage Filmmaking: The Serial and the Surreal

Figure R9.1: Singing Cowboys, Misplaced Villains, Thunder Riders, and Tinpot Robots
Figure R9.2: Serial Killers
Figure R9.3: An Episode of Deductions and Misdirections
Figure R9.4: Capturing the Impossible
Figure R9.5: The Serial as Bricolage Feature
Figure R9.6: Ducks in the Bricolage
Figure R9.7: Treasures of Production Design and Special Effects

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