DR J J JACOBS wrote: > > I'm looking for examples of films or television programmes that use > still photography as an aspect of their mise-en-scene, particularly > those that 'energise' the photograph within the temporal continuity > of the film (e.g. using voice-over narration). I'd also be grateful > for reading suggestions ( I've looked at the Patrice > Petro collection, FUGITIVE IMAGEs, and take Sontag, Bourdieu and > Benjamin as read). > Any suggestions - from the opening of Chinatown to La Jettee! - most > welcome. > > Jason > > Dr Jason Jacobs > Department of Film and Television Studies > University of Warwick > Coventry > CV4 7AL > > ---- > Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the > University of Alabama. Peter Weir's DEAD POET'S SOCIETY makes use of this technique as Robin Williams' character introduces his students to the concept of _carpe diem_ by having them view photographs of former, probably dead, students from their prestigious New England boarding school. I also seem to remember that the opening of THE FAN (can't remember the director, but stars Robert DeNiro as an obsessed baseball fan and Wesley Snipes as a pampered ballplayer) opens with a montage of photographs from the Deniro character's childhood with DeNiro reciting "Casey at the Bat" (?) in voice-over. Hope this helps, Jeff McIntire-Strasburg Jefferson College ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.