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date: 17 April 2024

film form 

A Dictionary of Film Studies

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

The constituent elements of a film or films, fictional and non-fictional, and the perceivable relationship between them. Form is a critical term referencing an established pattern of literary devices or, more broadly, signals the structure or design in a particular work. A work’s form is sometime regarded as distinct from its content. In cinema, formal elements may be divided into those relating to narrative (... ...

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