publication . Article . 2015

Moving Picture, Lying Image: Unreliable Cinematic Narratives

Tamás Csönge;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Acta Universitatis Sapientiae: Film and Media Studies (issn: 2066-7779, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Sciendo
Abstract
<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p> By coining the term “unreliable narrator” Wayne Booth hypothesized another agent in his model besides the author, the implicit author, to explain the double coding of narratives where a distorted view of reality and the exposure of this distortion are presented simultaneously. The article deals with the applicability of the concept in visual narratives. Since unreliability is traditionally considered to be intertwined with first person narratives, it works through subjective mediators. According to scholarly literature on the subject, the narrator has to be strongly characterized, or in other words, anthropomorphized. I...
Subjects
free text keywords: unreliable narrator, cinematic narrative, mediation, focalization, Alfred Hitchcock, Visual arts, N1-9211, Narrative, Art, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Literature, business.industry, business, Lying
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