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  1. Anatomy of the Action Picture

    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Sonstige Volltexte / Multimedia>>
    UrheberBordwell, David; Thompson, Kristin
    Schlagworte FWFilmgeschichtsschreibung; Filmanalyse; Actionfilm; Filminterpretation -> Interpretation Film
    Beschreibung "For a long time Kristin Thompson and I have been interested in how films tell stories. We’re fascinated by the principles that govern different storytelling traditions. For the sake of simplicity, we’ve called the principles norms. The term implies a standard of craft competence, along with a dimension of collective decision-making. Norms are preferred alternatives within a tradition. A norm isn’t a single and inflexible law; it’s best seen as a roughly bounded set of options. Within any cluster of norms, there are always different ways to do anything. Film scholars are often more interested in a concept’s connotations than in its substantive content, so we occasionally hear objections to the term norm. Doesn’t the term suggest that we want to celebrate the normal and consign the non- or abnormal to some sort of lower status? But we’re not suggesting that. Both Thompson and I have studied and praised filmmakers who do things differently. As historians we’re simply studying principles of storytelling, as they’ve crystallized in norms that shape certain filmmaking trends. A researcher who studies norms of height in a population isn’t implying that unusually tall or short people are second-class citizens. Sometimes norms are just tacit, left to filmmakers to learn by example and intuition. My studies of art cinema and Hong Kong cinema provide examples of such cases. But sometimes filmmakers act in awareness of norms. More than other national cinemas, Hollywood has developed some fairly explicit rules for how stories can be told effectively. Moreover, a lot of Hollywood’s storytelling rules aim at achieving a satisfying unity—the kind of plot we consider “tightly woven.” This isn’t to say that the rules are detailed or rigorous; sometimes they’re loose and vague. And some principles at work seem never to be spelled out as rules." (Information des Anbieters)
    Themen FWFilm>>Biographie, Filmgeschichte; Film>>Theorie, Methodik, Didaktik; Film>>Inszenierung und Regie; Film>>Spielfilm
    RVK FWAP 44400; AP 45000; AP 50900; AP 53970
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Techniken, Verfahren, Geräte, Ausstattung, Materialien, Verschiedenes; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugBehandlung nach Gebieten, Regionen, Orten im Allgemeinen>>
    zeitlicher Bezugzeitlich übergreifend / unabhängig>>