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"They only see what they want to see" : narrative strategies in films with ontological revelations

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"They only see what they want to see" : narrative strategies in films with ontological revelations

Reibling, Dylan (2004) "They only see what they want to see" : narrative strategies in films with ontological revelations. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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A number of films in recent years have presented characters whose state of existence is proven--by the end of the film--to be different than what the spectator may have originally assumed. Three films that display this feature-- The Others, The Sixth Sense and Fight Club --disclose the information regarding the characters' ontological status in a single, revelatory moment. This study examines the narrative strategies that these films employ in terms of character presentation and event presentation in order to accomplish these ontological revelations. These tactics of narrative presentation are then compared and analysed in order to find out how they epistemologically position the film spectator.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Reibling, Dylan
Pagination:v, 90 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M.A.
Program:Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
Date:2004
Thesis Supervisor(s):Zucker, Carole
ID Code:8421
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:18 Aug 2011 14:25
Last Modified:18 Aug 2011 14:25
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