How Films Tell Stories
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p. 3 Forrest Gump: reordering story events in the discourse
p. 4 The Wizard of Oz: difference in story and discourse
p. 10 Hamlet: opening ghost scene (in a modern setting)
p. 17 The Godfather: Michael shoots Sollozzo and McCluskey
p. 23 Sunset Blvd. opening scene
p. 23 Citizen Kane opening scene
p. 25 Dial M for Murder: suspense (we see it coming)
p. 25 The Godfather: "That's my family, not me."
p. 30 Casablanca: final scene
p. 30 The Omen: final scene
p. 31 Planet of the Apes: final scene
p. 32 Forrest Gump: final scene
p. 37 The Fugitive: opposing protagonists
p. 40 Westworld: science fiction western
p. 40 Back to the Future 3: gun fight
p. 44 The Trip to Bountiful
p. 50 Amadeus: opening
p. 56 Jurassic Park: saved by the T-Rex
p. 56 Shakespeare in Love: Queen Elizabeth's surprise appearance
p. 58 The Omen: death scene
p. 65 Star Trek: death of red-shirt
p. 65 The Seventh Seal: Death plays chess
p. 66 Dr. Strangelove: Peter Sellers in multiple roles
p. 67 Boyhood: trailer
p. 74 The Amazing Spider-Man 2: Peter arrives late to graduation
p. 75 2001: A Space Odyssey: H.A.L. 9000, artificial intelligence as a character
p. 75 Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon
p. 75 Casablanca: Sam the piano player
p. 76 My Fair Lady: "I've Grown Accustomed to her Face"
p. 76 Being There: Chauncey's advice to the President
p. 82 Rear Window opening
p. 84 The Sting: poker game
p. 86 Rain Man
p. 87 The Matrix: Neo chooses the red or blue pill
p. 89 Fiddler on the Roof: Tevye sings about "Tradition"
p. 95 Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace: Qui-Gon Jinn explains midichlorians
p. 95 The Godfather: Don Corleone says no to the narcotics business
p. 95 Gandhi
p. 95 Selma: civil disobedience for a higher cause
p. 98 The Matrix: there is no spoon
p. 99 Contact: facts vs. faith
p. 100 Stranger than Fiction: Harold meets his author
p. 101 Annie Hall: scene with Marshall McLuhan
p. 102 Spaceballs: watching video of Spaceballs
p. 103 Mary Poppins: visiting a sidewalk chalk drawing
p. 103 Purple Rose of Cairo: Tom steps off the screen
p. 104 Invasion of the Body Snatchers: "You're next!"
p. 107 "Why so serious?" transmedia campaign
p. 121 Adaptation: human evolution in two minutes
p. 121 Monty Python and the Holy Grail: Sir Lancelot attacks
p. 122 Notting Hill: walk through the seasons
p. 123 2001: A Space Odyssey bone to spaceship edit
p. 124 Mildred Pierce opening scene
p. 128 Double Indemnity: Walter Neff narrates his confession
p. 130 Casino: death of a narrator
p. 130 Ferris Bueller's Day Off: direct narration
p. 133 Henry V: narrator
p. 133 "Duck Amuck" (Daffy Duck cartoon): narrative metalepsis
p. 133 George of the Jungle: fighting with the narrator
p. 136 The Lodger: transparent floor
p. 136 Little Shop of Horrors: dentist song
p. 140 A Clockwork Orange: Alex jumps from window
p. 140 A Beautiful Mind: Nash cracks the code
p. 141 Eyes of Laura Mars
p. 141 Lady in the Lake: narrator POV
p. 142 Schindler's List: girl in red coat
p. 143 The Gold Rush: Chaplin turns chicken
p. 143 Slumdog Millionaire: fantasy death scene
p. 144 Blackmail: knife scene
p. 144 The Conversation: recorded threat
p. 145 Hamlet (Olivier): ghost scene with mother
p. 147 Forrest Gump: distorted perception of Jenny's father
p. 153 Kuleshov's experiment with editing
p. 154 Touch of Evil opening scene, long shot
p. 155 The Godfather: christening scene
p. 156 Amadeus: burning crucifix
p. 156 History of continuity editing
p. 158 Breathless: an analysis of discontinuity editing
p. 159 The Life of an American Fireman
p. 161 Psycho: shower scene
p. 166 Witness: boy identifies killer
p. 166 Apocalypse Now: opening
p. 166 The 39 Steps: scream
p. 167 Citizen Kane: from stump speech to political rally
p. 167 Amadeus: mother-in-law to Queen of the Night
p. 169 2001: a Space Odyssey
p. 169 The Day the Earth Stood Still: eerie theremin music
p. 170 Catch 22: "2001" theme parody
p. 170 All that Jazz: "I think I'm gonna die"
p. 170 Natural Born Killers: "I Love Mallory" scene
p. 171 Musical themes from The Lord of the Rings
p. 172 Mary Poppins: "Step in Time"
p. 173 Fiddler on the Roof: "If I were a Rich Man"
p. 173 My Fair Lady: "Wouldn't it be Loverly?"
p. 173 Little Shop of Horrors: dentist song
p. 173 Fiddler on the Roof: "Do you Love me?"
p. 174 My Fair Lady: "The Rain in Spain"
p. 174 Fiddler on the Roof: "To Life!"
p. 174 My Fair Lady: "I've Grown Accustomed to her Face"
p. 174 West Side Story: "Tonight" reprise
p. 174 Gypsy: "Let me Entertain you"
p. 175 1776: "Sit Down, John"
p. 175 Evita: "Good Night and Thank you"
p. 175 Chicago: "We Both Reached for the Gun"