How are film endings shaped by their socio-historical context? Part 1

Brylla, Catalin (2004) How are film endings shaped by their socio-historical context? Part 1. Image and Narrative, 4 (2). ISSN 1780-678X

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Abstract

This article explores the aspect of filmic narratolgy that has been neglected for a long time in cinema and media studies: endings. Richard Neupert’s The End – Narration and Closure in the Cinema (1995), a rare work on this topic, is examined, and its theory tested on Picnic at Hanging Rock (Peter Weir, 1975), a film that does not easily fit Neupert’s framework. This film has raised controversial views about whether it has an open or a closed ending. Trying to shade light on this debate Picnic at Hanging Rock is examined a second time by proposing a new model that relates the ending to the context the film was made in.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Film and television
Depositing User: Catalin Brylla
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2016 20:04
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2017 09:00
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1610

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