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New Punk Cinema$
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Nicholas Rombes

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748620340

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620340.001.0001

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Non-Linear Narrative

Non-Linear Narrative

(p.126) 8. Non-Linear Narrative
New Punk Cinema

Bruce Lsaacs

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter begins with a discussion of features common to the studio film. It suggests that locating the impetus for new punk cinema, particularly in terms of narrative experimentation, requires a return to Welles and Hitchcock, and to dabble in the notion of ‘auteur’. Auteur theory, championed by French film director, François Truffaut, located the creative force of a film in the director, or more correctly, the director/writer. The chapter then discusses the new punk aesthetic and the input of the Hollywood independent. It describes the new punk films of Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher and Christopher Nolan. It concludes with a discussion of new punk as a cinema aesthetic.

Keywords:   studio film, new punk cinema, auteur theory, Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, cinema aesthetic

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