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1 Seminar on Contemporary Film and Fiction Sandra Lee Kleppe, PhD Director, International Raymond Carver Society

2 Seminar on Contemporary Film and Fiction HANDOUTS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRESENTATION Sandra Lee Kleppe, PhD Director, International Raymond Carver Society uit.no/humfak/tilsette/54

3 Program: Day 1: April 16 TWO CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECES IN FILM/FICTION: Raymond Carver and Paul Auster on the Screen Day 1: April 16 TWO CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECES IN FILM/FICTION: Raymond Carver and Paul Auster on the Screen Day 2: April 17 CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN FILM AND FICTION Susan Power (born 1961) and Sherman Alexie (born 1966) Day 2: April 17 CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN FILM AND FICTION Susan Power (born 1961) and Sherman Alexie (born 1966)

4 Introduction Sandra's office webpage at UiT International Raymond Carver Society Språksikring Sandra's office webpage at UiT International Raymond Carver Society Språksikring

5 April 16, Part I of III (ca ): OVERVIEW OF CONTEMPARARY FILM THEORY Film theory proper, aka: Film Studies, Cinematography I. The Language of Film II. Film and Reality III. Technical Issues such as Image and Sound IV. Relation to other Arts Film and Fiction Studies interdisciplinary field link: narratology = the science of storytelling Discussion: the use of film in upper secondary schools (5-10 minute break if necessary) Film theory proper, aka: Film Studies, Cinematography I. The Language of Film II. Film and Reality III. Technical Issues such as Image and Sound IV. Relation to other Arts Film and Fiction Studies interdisciplinary field link: narratology = the science of storytelling Discussion: the use of film in upper secondary schools (5-10 minute break if necessary)

6 Some Terminology Short cuts and long shots Author/narrator and reader/narratee versus Director/camera and audience/viewer Intertext/intertextual example: Joseph Conrads novel Heart of Darkness (1902) and Francis Ford Coppolas film Apocalypse Now (1979) Film clips: the opening scenes of Apocalypse Now and Robert Altmans Short Cuts Short cuts and long shots Author/narrator and reader/narratee versus Director/camera and audience/viewer Intertext/intertextual example: Joseph Conrads novel Heart of Darkness (1902) and Francis Ford Coppolas film Apocalypse Now (1979) Film clips: the opening scenes of Apocalypse Now and Robert Altmans Short Cuts

7 April 16, Part II of III (ca ): RAYMOND CARVER AND SHORT CUTS »Introduction to Raymond Carver, his life and works »Intro to the book Short Cuts »Readings from the story Jerry and Molly and Sam See additional handouts »Introduction to Raymond Carver, his life and works »Intro to the book Short Cuts »Readings from the story Jerry and Molly and Sam See additional handouts

8 Short Cuts: Fiction to Film

9 Film Clips 1. Opening Sequence 2. Ch 7 Caseys Accident/Suzy 3. CH 8 Suzys removal 4. CH 12 How many clowns can you fit in the car? 5. CH 14: Suzy is missing 6. CH 35: Closing Sequence Earthquake in L. A.

10 April 16, Part III of III (ca ): Paul Auster and Smoke »Brief Introduction to Paul Auster, his life and works »Paul Auster on the webPaul Auster on the web »Introduction to the postmodern in film and fiction See additional handout on Postmodernism »Brief Introduction to Paul Auster, his life and works »Paul Auster on the webPaul Auster on the web »Introduction to the postmodern in film and fiction See additional handout on Postmodernism

11 Another source for Smoke: Austers New York Trilogy

12 Auggie Wrens Christmas Story and the movie Smoke »The personal, interpersonal, and historical: discussion on 9/11, etc Film Clip: Opening scene/Twin Towers/Auster Audio »Recording lives: film, fiction, photography Film Clip: Auggie and Paul view photo album »Close ups: mouth (telling) and eyes (viewing); Truth and Fiction Film Clip: Auggie tells Paul his Christmas story »Watching versus listening: blindness and insight Film Clip: The Christmas story filmed while the credits run! »The personal, interpersonal, and historical: discussion on 9/11, etc Film Clip: Opening scene/Twin Towers/Auster Audio »Recording lives: film, fiction, photography Film Clip: Auggie and Paul view photo album »Close ups: mouth (telling) and eyes (viewing); Truth and Fiction Film Clip: Auggie tells Paul his Christmas story »Watching versus listening: blindness and insight Film Clip: The Christmas story filmed while the credits run!

13 Credits SOURCES AND RESOURCES, APRIL 16 Contemporary Literature and Literary Theory Sources on Paul Auster: Sources on Raymond Carver: Films and Film Theory General: Baudy and Cohen, Film Theory and Crticism.Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press, Sixth Edition. On Robert Altman and/or Short Cuts: On Paul Auster and Smoke: Three Films: Smoke, Blue in the Face, and Lulu on the Bridge. Picador, Specific pdf texts and resources for this seminar are at: click on the button Kurs »http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/15/movies/15mcgr.html?ex= &en= 384d46800f854217&ei=5070&emc=eta1http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/15/movies/15mcgr.html?ex= &en= 384d46800f854217&ei=5070&emc=eta1 SOURCES AND RESOURCES, APRIL 16 Contemporary Literature and Literary Theory Sources on Paul Auster: Sources on Raymond Carver: Films and Film Theory General: Baudy and Cohen, Film Theory and Crticism.Oxford: OxfordUniversity Press, Sixth Edition. On Robert Altman and/or Short Cuts: On Paul Auster and Smoke: Three Films: Smoke, Blue in the Face, and Lulu on the Bridge. Picador, Specific pdf texts and resources for this seminar are at: click on the button Kurs »http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/15/movies/15mcgr.html?ex= &en= 384d46800f854217&ei=5070&emc=eta1http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/15/movies/15mcgr.html?ex= &en= 384d46800f854217&ei=5070&emc=eta1


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