Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

On Familiarity and Defamiliarization in the Use of Appropriated Material in Film, and Its Consequences on Narration: A study of Artavazd Peleshian’s Our Century, Johan Grimonprez’s dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y and Adam Curtis’ It Felt Like a Kiss
by Anderson, Maureen Jolie, M.A., State University of New York at Albany, 2013, 69; 1538754
Abstract (Summary)

The text presented here is a study of the editing and appropriation techniques of three constructivist films and their affect on narrative: Artavazd Peleshian's Our Century, Johan Grimonprez's dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y and Adam Curtis' It Felt Like a Kiss. An analysis of these techniques is done through the lens of the Russian Formalists, Victor Shklovsky and Mikhail Bakhtin and their respective concepts of defamiliarization and familiarization. Attention is paid to formal analysis in relation to historical context.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Brown, Langdon
Commitee: Zahavi, Gerald
School: State University of New York at Albany
Department: English
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 51/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Modern literature, Russian history, Film studies
Keywords: Appropriation, Montage, Post-modern film, Russian formalism, Soviet film, Terrorism
Publication Number: 1538754
ISBN: 978-1-303-12697-0
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