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Puzzled Hollywood and the Return of Complex Films

Poulaki, M (2014) Puzzled Hollywood and the Return of Complex Films In: Hollywood Puzzle Films. AFI Film Readers (2). Routledge, Taylor & Francis. ISBN 0415622468

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Complex forms of film narration, almost two decades after their popularization in the mid-1990s, make now a come-back through Hollywood productions. This chapter discusses the return of complex films and studies their storytelling modes from the scope of a broader epistemological paradigm shift towards the complexity of systems. The author suggests that this different perspective lets us address complex films not as deviant and alternative narratives, but as complex systems in their own right. Certain processes of complexity such as self-reference and pattern formation are highlighted as principles of organization of the complex filmic forms, and at the same time as new directions for film analysis and criticism.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Literature and Languages
Authors :
Poulaki, M
Date : 14 June 2014
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Date Deposited : 08 Aug 2014 15:33
Last Modified : 07 Mar 2019 11:27

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