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Film Modernism$
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Sam Rohdie

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781784992637

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.001.0001

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Film Modernism
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Sam Rohdie

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.003.0013

There is a considerable gap in the classical film and in Visconti’s films between what fictively is represented to have happened and the instance of the representation-narration of it. The film transforms (represents) past events, words, gestures, characters into a fictional immediacy (as if they are in the present). In fact, such narratives are primarily an evocation and memory of the past expressed in the present

Keywords:   fiction, representation, narrative

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