The camera eye as first-person narrator in Natan

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Abstract:

The camera's presence is obvious throughout Natan. Its apparent clumsiness, exemplified by a series of rough or tilted close-ups and low-angle shots, is a means of rendering the main character's marginal personality. Only at the end does it stand at a clear distance, signifying Natan's new-found stability.

Keywords: Dogma-like style; camera eye; first-person camera; mise-en-scène; off-screen; on-screen

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/sfs.3.1.33_1

Affiliations: Cinémathèque de Nice

Publication date: August 9, 2012

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