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Title: The long take : an exploration of cinematic expression, embodiment and experience
Author: Rattee , James
Awarding Body: University of Reading
Current Institution: University of Reading
Date of Award: 2013
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The aim of this PhD thesis is to unravel the long lake's significance as a meaningful act of cinematic expression, The enquiry focuses on how the long take, which is defined as a single shot with an unusually long duration, affects a viewer’s experience of a film's fictional world and its characters, The project is grounded in a consideration of key writing on and around the subject of the long take, This account reflects upon the diversity and interconnectedness of these analytical approaches. In conjunction with this, a close reading of four films Indicates that the long take imbues the camera with a sense of presence in the fictional world, Consequently, it is argued that the concept of embodiment - both the camera's and the spectator's - has the potential to radically re-define how we understand the long take. Through the production of a seventeen minute film, the practice component of the research explores how the embodied conditions of spectatorship structure our experience of long take sequences. Knowledge is to be gained on the long take through a l.)Burgeoning awareness of the camera. By reasoning that the camera has a body in the fictional world a new perspective is formed on the long take. This study contends that the long lake is a potent mode of cinematic expression, one that harnesses a film's ability to invoke embodied forms of understanding in our viewing experience.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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