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09 JUNE 2013

Lady in the Lake: the dramatic effect of subjective point of view

"Robert Montgomery drehte 'Lady in the Lake' 1947 nach einem Plot, das Raymond Chandlers gleichnamigen Roman adaptierte. In diesem Spielfilm verfolgen Beobachter die Handlung aus der Perspektive des Detektivs Philip Marlowe: Personen, die sich Marlowe zuwenden und mit ihm sprechen, wenden sich der Kamera zu. Das wirkt in Filmvorführungen im Kino, als wenden sie sich in den Projektionsraum und sprechen die Zuschauer an. Der Beobachter wird zugleich ins Bildgeschehen durch die szenische Konstellation hineingezogen (Immersion), wie auf die Grenze zwischen Filmraum und Projektionsraum verwiesen, da er im Filmraum nicht selbst handeln kann, sich aber wie Marlowe im Bildraum verortet. Marlowe bleibt ein anderer, meist unsichtbarer Körper, der aber sieht und den Anschluss des Beobachters an seine Wahrnehmung einfordert: Die Kamera verleiht ihren Beobachtern einen szenischen Kontext, in den Kinozuschauer sich versetzen können. Sie stossen dabei sowohl auf Vorgaben (wie Marlowe spricht) wie auf Fehlstellen (das Sichtbare von Marlowes Auftreten, wenn er nicht in einen Spiegel schaut)."

(Thomas Dreher, IASLonline)




1947 • Audrey Totter • black and whitecamera anglecinematic conventionscinematic languagecinematic spacecrime fictiondetective storyfilm languagefilm noirfirst-person point of viewformal conceit • hardboiled • hardboiled detective • IASLonline • immersionLady in the Lake (1947)perspective view • Philip Marlowe • point of viewPOV • Raymond Chandler • Robert Montgomery • screen space • subjective shot • subjective viewpoint • visual conceit • visual depictionvisual language


Simon Perkins
23 FEBRUARY 2012

The Art Writing Guild: Look Book Pt. 2

"The Art Writing Guild presents part 2 of a video series done in collaboration with artist Lorenzo Durantini and writer/book collector David Campany.

Lorenzo Durantini and Rebecca LaMarre were invited into Campany's East London home where they interviewed him about some of his favourite books. The criteria for selection were books that consider their method of distribution or production, books that had particular historical significance, or books that had an unusual form augmenting the content."

(The Art Writing Guild, 4 November 2011)


Art Writing Guild • augmented contentbookbook designbookscopywritingcrime fiction • David Campany • distribution method • favourite books • graphic designhistorical significance • interviewed • lookbook • Lorenzo Durantini • photography books • production method • Rebecca LaMarre • UK • unusual form


Simon Perkins
14 NOVEMBER 2008

World-building in Urban Fantasy

"Urban Fantasy came into popularity in the early 1980's and has continued to expand and gain a devoted readership. Although certain conventions of early Urban Fantasy have changed, such as the world model and narrative style, the multifarious nature of the genre has not. Often defined as fantasy for those who do not like fantasy, Urban Fantasy attracts an audience from many diverse reading backgrounds because it does not use a straight Fantasy narrative formula as its label implies. In fact, aside from employing magic and myth, Urban Fantasy is not exceedingly similar to traditional Fantasy because it employs a realistic rather than imagined setting. Although contemporary, the grittier side of the urban location more closely resembles that of Dark Fantasy, which combines elements of the fantastic with Horror. A recent article from the Library Journal, titled – The City Fantastic, claims – contemporary Urban Fantasy started as an offshoot of horror fiction rather than sf [science fiction]/fantasy (Donohue, par. 6). And still other critics of the genre maintain that it owes much of its conventions to Crime fiction. With so many contributors, at least one certainty can be ascertained– Urban Fantasy is not rooted in a single genre, but in many, borrowing different popular fiction conventions to build a unique but relatable storyworld."
(Julie Saffel p.65)



Buffy • Buffy the Vampire Slayercrime fictionfantasyfictiongenrehorrornarrativesci-fistoryworldurban • urban fantasy • vampireworld of the storyworld-building


Simon Perkins
09 NOVEMBER 2003

Minority Report: pre-crime and information integrity

"In futuristic Washington, D.C., a system is established that can accurately predict when criminals are going to commit murder or violent crimes. This system, known as 'Pre–Crime', was set up by the respectable Lamar Burgess (Max von Sydow) and uses the abilities of a set of 3 special individuals known as 'Pre–Cogs'. These individuals, through visions or dreams, can see into the future and give a prediction of when a violent crime will occur, usually accurate to the second.

However, John Anderton (Tom Cruise), the head of 'Pre–Crime', is envisioned to have committed the future murder of a man he has never met before, and before he can be apprehended, he sets out headstrong to solve the mystery of this murder before it inevitably happens. As precious time ticks away, and consistencies with the 'pre–cog' visions become more and more prevalent, Anderton realises that the only way he will be able to solve the mystery, is to get the 'minority report' from the female pre–cog Agatha (Samantha Morton).

The 'minority report' is a vision that only one of the pre–cogs can see. In the system, all 3 pre–cogs see the same vision the vast majority of the time, however, on occasion, the female Agatha, who has been found to be the most talented of the 3, sees something different than the other 2, but this is usually disregarded in order to preserve the credibility of the system."

(Kim Bartlett)



2002authority • clairvoyance • controlcrime fictiondatadisciplineethical contextextrasensory perceptionfuturisticgesture devicehaptic interface • information integrity • lawMax von SydowMinority Reportmonitoringmulti-touch screenpanopticon • parapsychological phenomena • Philip K. Dick • pre-cog • pre-crime • pre-visualisation • predict • prisonprisoner • psychic detective • punishmentregulation • Samantha Morton • sci-fispeculative designSteven Spielberg • Tom Cruise • truthvisualisation

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