Sense of Film Narration (Edinburgh Studies in Film)
Investigates the sensuous qualities of narration in the feature-length fiction film Sensuous narration takes place when details of visual (or aural) texture are foregrounded for storytelling purposes. The book provides a comprehensive account of existing work on film narration and offers an overview of the sensuous aspects of cinematic storytelling, as demonstrated through a broad selection of films. The films used as case studies in the book are particularly 'multi-layered', in that they all make extensive use of materials with sensuously contrasting visual and/or aural properties: for example, films whose images are a combination of colour and monochrome (e.g. The Wizard of Oz ); whose soundtracks feature multiple voiceover narrators (e.g. All About Eve ) or which feature multiple performers portraying the same character (e.g. the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There ).