Re-viewing Vantage Point

Cobley, Paul (2014) Re-viewing Vantage Point. In: Hollywood Puzzle Films. Buckland, Warren, ed. American Film Institute Readers . Routledge, New York, pp. 217-232. ISBN 9780415622462

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Abstract

This essay is concerned with complex narrative in the poorly reviewed puzzle film, Vantage Point. Taking a semiotic approach, it suggests that the readings of the film provide evidence regarding the moments when complex narration is deemed to fail. Attempting to unravel the plot and relating the film to genres and contemporary cycles, the essay emphasizes how the political project of the narration in the film can be revealed. It suggests that berating the film for a lack of relativity and ambiguity misses the point, as does analysis that ultimately reduces the film to its reception at one historical moment.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
Item ID: 16964
Depositing User: Paul Cobley
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 16:20
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2018 11:14
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16964

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