A Break With Tradition

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A Break With Tradition

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: A Break With Tradition
Author: Melsen, Iris van
Issue Date: 2017-08-31
Keywords: film
Abstract: In this thesis, I will analyse the techniques in Gummo (Harmony Korine 1997) through cinema and photography theory to find out how the film is placed within the existing film tradition, and how this is experienced by the audience. My research focuses on the narrative structure, cinematography style, and acting performances in Gummo. Furthermore, the comparison between Gummo and the work of the photographers Larry Clark, and Nan Goldin is made to see whether Gummo makes use of elements from another art form. To illustrate where Gummo could be placed, I have made resemblances with three films which are all part of different cinematographic fields, these concern: Even Dwarfs Started Small (Werner Herzog 1970), Elephant (Alan Clarke 1989), and Pixote: a Lei Do Mas Fraco (Héctor Babenco 1981). By doing this research, I aim for a better understanding of how Gummo is an interesting film which makes use of various techniques from different film genres and art forms to create an experience of reality for the audience.
Supervisor: Bruyn, Eric de
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: Film- en Literatuurwetenschap (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Film track
ECTS Credits: 10
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/51688

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