A Grammar of Murder: Violent Scenes and Film Form

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The dark shadows and offscreen space that force us to imagine violence we cannot see. The real slaughter of animals spliced with the fictional killing of men. The missing countershot from the murder victim s point of view. Such images, or absent images, Karla Oeler contends, distill how the murder scene challenges and changes film. Reexamining works by such filmmakers as Renoir, Hitchcock, Kubrick, Jarmusch, and Eisenstein, Oeler traces the murder scene s intricate connections to the great breakthroughs in the theory and ...

A Grammar of Murder: Violent Scenes and Film Form 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226617954

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