Some Things that Made Me Go “Hmmm”

“Pantomime and documentary films are prime examples of genuine film since they stem from the means of representation rather than merely transmit the content of a script.” (Arnheim, 64)

“…the voice of the passion and the hesitation of the lover. All this, which is accessible to words, and to words alone, the cinema must avoid.” (Woolf, 90)

“The film requires an external, visible, ‘shootable’ picture for every internal happening. For this reason the film script–again like the novel [but unlike a play]–does not centralize the conflicts but faces the characters with a series of problems in the course of the story.” (Balázs, 222)

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About Kevin L. Ferguson

Associate Professor of English and Director of Writing at Queens
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