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ERIC Number: EJ1133119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0155-2147
The Delirious Spectator: Opening Spaces in Film Studies
Sommer, Paul
English in Australia, v52 n1 p15-26 2017
The 2016 "Garth Boomer Address" considers the teaching of film. It challenges the orthodoxy that calls for a predominantly visual analysis, arguing that editing, sound and a fresh look at the script are equally important. This invites an understanding of characterisation and narrative in terms of the creation of "wholes" and their ruptures and potentials. Drawing on Gilles Deleuze's cinema books, editing, for example, can be reconceived as placing "moving wholes" in relation to other moving wholes and not just connecting shots. There is a striking resemblance to Garth Boomer's early work in which he speaks directly to teachers especially in terms of fissures and their productive capacity to create new spaces for learning, just as for cinema. "We now seek and find new questions, new spaces, and new discontinuities in need of exploration." All this raises questions of creative spaces, how filmmakers and others open them up, and how we might work to understand (or remind ourselves) that classrooms are spaces open to creative opportunities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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