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Techniki subiektywizacji w filmie fabularnym
Subjective Techniques in Feature Films

Author(s): Jacek Ostaszewski
Subject(s): Film / Cinema / Cinematography
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Subjectivization,film narration;focalization;

Summary/Abstract: The author starts with the first attempts present in the early cinema to present events from the perspective of film characters, giving the rise to subjective techniques in film. Then he points to literary origins of filtering narrative information through the narrator and focalizator. He briefly outlines Gérard Genette’s ideas on narrative and the development of film studies theories on film subjectivism, in particular significant contributions from David Bordwell, Edward Branigan and Seymour Chatman. After succinct characteristics of subjectivity in classical and modern cinema, the author points out three new ways of making narratives subjective in contemporary cinema. The first is related to the phenomenon of unreliable narrative, the other two (first- and third-person narrative, so called semi-subjective narrative) refer to the aesthetics of computer games.

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 97-98
  • Page Range: 263-277
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish