telling stories postmodernism and the invalidation of traditional narrative

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Telling Stories

Author : Michael Roemer
ISBN : 0847680428
Genre : Philosophy
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"Michael Roemer's groundbreaking work argues that every story, be it ancient myth or documentary film, is completed before we read or watch it. He explores why a society like ours - predicated on free will - is addicted to tales that neither we, nor the heroes, can control." "Roemer argues that, contrary to both formalist and postmodern aesthetic theories, traditional stories do not create order out of chaos but challenge our order with chaos, undermining the structures we have built to protect ourselves. He finds that stories are both radical and conservative, invalidating our freedom while centering on heroes or heroines who are obliged to act alone; their adventures remove them from the sheltering community. Moreover, their attempt to escape the plot is mandated by the plot itself. Predicated on contradiction, ambiguity, and uncertainty, stories affirm what they deny - just as society both affirms and denies our existence as individuals."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Directing

Author : Michael Rabiger
ISBN : 9781136066863
Genre : Performing Arts
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Directing: Film Techniques and Aesthetics is a comprehensive manual that has inspired tens of thousands of readers worldwide to realize their artistic vision and produce well-constructed films. Filled with practical advice on every stage of production, this is the book you will return to throughout your career. Directing covers the methods, technologies, thought processes, and judgments that a director must use throughout the fascinating process of making a film. It emphasizes low-cost digital technology, which allows cutting-edge creativity and professionalism on shoestring budgets. And, recognizing that you learn best by doing, the book includes dozens of practical hands-on projects and activities to help you master technical and conceptual skills. Just as important as surmounting technological hurdles is the conceptual and authorial side of filmmaking. This book provides an unusually clear view of the artistic process, particularly in working with actors. It offers eminently practical tools and exercises to help you develop credible and compelling stories with your cast, hone your narrative skills, and develop your artistic identity. This book shows you how to surpass mere technical proficiency and become a storyteller with a distinctive voice and style. This edition has been streamlined and thoroughly revised for greater ease of use. Other updates include: * current information on digital technology * an expanded section on directing actors that cross-references thirty exercises * new questionnaires to help you pinpoint a film's aesthetic needs and assess where your vocational strengths lie; and much more. The companion web site includes teaching notes, checklists, and useful forms and questionnaires: http://books.elsevier.com/companions/9780240808826

Folklore Forum

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ISBN : IND:30000070264233
Genre : Folklore
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Bibliographie Der Deutschen Sprach Und Literaturwissenschaft

Author : Hanns Wilhelm Eppelsheimer
ISBN : UCAL:B5098543
Genre : German literature
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Vigilantes And Boosters

Author : Glen Gendzel
ISBN : WISC:89099995482
Genre : Political Science
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Story

Author : Harold Scheub
ISBN : 0299159302
Genre : Fiction
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What is the essence of story? While others have focused on the importance of structure in the art of story, Scheub emphasizes emotion. He shows how an expert storyteller uses structural elements -- image, rhythm, and narrative -- to shape a story's fundamental emotional content. To guide the audience on this emotional journey is the storyteller's art.The traditional stories from South African, Xhosa, and San cultures included in the book lend persuasive support to Scheub's argument. These stories speak for themselves, illustrating that a skilled performer can stir emotions despite obstacles of space, time, and culture.

The Scandinavian Magic Tale And Narrative Folklore

Author : Niels Ingwersen
ISBN : 0773449833
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Scandinavian Magic Tale and Narrative Folklore : A Study in Genres, Themes, and Sources

The Use Of Stories And Their Power In The Secondary School Curriculum Among The Akamba Of Kenya

Author : Chang'aa Mweti
ISBN : WISC:89085266955
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Lingua Franca

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ISBN : UOM:39015052560334
Genre : Education, Higher
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The Hastings Law Journal

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ISBN : UCR:31210013146004
Genre : Law
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