Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Free Content Blanc/noir chess in The Bloody Olive

Download Article:
(PDF 231.6 kb)
This article first explores the overall mise-en-scène of The Bloody Olive, and then shows that its narrative construction resembles a chess game played on two levels. There is a literal level produced by the lights, outfits, props, etc., and a metaphorical, lampooning level that plays off the internalized tension normally found in the film noir.
No References for this article.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: chess; mise-en-scène; montage; narrative; noir; pastiche

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Publication date: April 1, 2014

More about this publication?
  • Short Film Studies is a peer-reviewed journal designed to stimulate ongoing research on individual short films as a basis for a better understanding of the art form as a whole. In each issue, two or three short films will be selected for comprehensive study, with articles illuminating each film from a variety of perspectives.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Intellect Books page
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more