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Engaging the Moving Image$
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Noël Carroll

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780300091953

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300091953.001.0001

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Film Form: An Argument for a Functional Theory of Style in the Individual Film

Film Form: An Argument for a Functional Theory of Style in the Individual Film

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(p.127) Chapter 6 Film Form: An Argument for a Functional Theory of Style in the Individual Film
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Engaging the Moving Image
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Noël Carroll

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0006

This chapter discusses the initial problem encountered when talking about style or form in film; the discussion is complicated by the fact that the concept of style can be applied to so many different kinds of things and at so many different levels of generality. One might use “style” to refer to whole periods of filmmaking, speaking, for example, of the German Expressionist style, or Hollywood studio style in the thirties. One might also apply the concept of style to the work of a particular filmmaker's oeuvre, referring, for instance, to the style of Stanley Donen, Yvonne Rainer, or Theo Angelopoulos. In these cases, the domain of the concept of style fluctuates. What it refers to shifts in terms of the range of things to which it is applied.

Keywords:   style, form, German Expressionist, filmmaking, Hollywood, Stanley Donen, Yvonne Rainer, Theo Angelopoulos

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