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David A. Cook
Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)

The Structure of Cinematic Speech: A History of its Models

To evaluate the origins of cinematic "speech" in the 19the century novel, its subsequent elaboration into a complex system of visual metaphor by Eisenstein, Pudovkin, and their associates at the Moscow film school. The phrase "grammar and syntax" of the film has only recently entered the domain of professional film studies.

Project fields:
Film History and Criticism

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Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1973 – 8/31/1973