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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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Networks

Networks

Chapter:
(p.159) Networks
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Film Modernism
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Sam Rohdie

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784992637.003.0039

Histoire(s) is a network of groupings and possible connections all of them in movement. The networks are of two kinds. One is spatial and topological, an effect of layering where points of contact as well as gaps, emptiness and breaks are visible. The vertical layers tend to be transparent, like fades and superimpositions. The layering is a matter of positions, even the slightest change or variation alters everything. The other network is temporal, not progressive as in a narrative dependent on the development of a drama, scene, character, or theme as consequence or causation, nor progressive simply by the linearity inherent in the projection of a film. The sense of succession is instead primarily one of possible connectives, sometimes horizontal, more often circular and associative, frequently returning, retracing, interrupting, digressing, in any case, constantly reconfigured.

Keywords:   networks, groupings, connectives, associations

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