SCREEN-L Archives

September 2001, Week 3


Options: Use Proportional Font
Show Text Part by Default
Show All Mail Headers

Message: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Topic: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]
Author: [<< First] [< Prev] [Next >] [Last >>]

Print Reply
James Monaco <[log in to unmask]>
Reply To:
Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 19 Sep 2001 11:48:56 -0400
text/plain (27 lines)
Patricia Martin requests:

> I am looking for films and resources for a course I am preparing on
> non-linear narrative. I am also analizing films in which you can
> detect the influence of multimedia visual strucutures/ metafors

My favorite non-linear narrative is Alain Resnais's 1968 Je T'aime, Je T'aime.

Claude Rich gets stuck in a time machine that malfunctions and spends the remainder of the film revisiting past moments in his life--some once, some over and over again; some short, some long--in a random collage that is breathtaking. It's true visual music, with melodies and harmonies--and especially rhythms. And it is also a typical Resnais puzzle: you have to figure the whens and the wheres of each sequence or shot yourself using the clues he gives you.

An editor's tour de force that will haunt you.

James Monaco     Harbor Electronic Publishing     212 777 5463   sales:800 269 6422
How To Read a Film DVD-ROM on sale now at
Elvis Sinatra (Mostly) Live DVD-Video on sale now at

Online resources for film/TV studies may be found at ScreenSite