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Examining the Boundaries Between Fiction and Fact in the Narrative Cinema

Hiles, David (2008) Examining the Boundaries Between Fiction and Fact in the Narrative Cinema. In: Narrative and Fiction: an Interdisciplinary Approach. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, pp. 33-43.

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      The film, Stand By Me, has been described as a small gem. First impression reveals little more than a linear plot, a story told, from Gordie’s point-of-view, of a journey made by four boys to find a dead body. But, on closer inspection, the film reveals itself as far more complex in narrative structure. The film uses ambiguity of character, flashbacks and two types of voice-over narration, to offer not only an exploration of the nature of fictional storytelling, but also a profound examination of the subtle boundaries between fiction and fact in the conventions of narrative cinema.

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      Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences > Narrative and Memory Research Group > Narrative and Memory Research Group Annual Conference
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      Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
      Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2009 16:10
      Last Modified: 30 Jul 2010 14:07

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