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By Christopher Bram

Formerly titled Father of Frankenstein, this acclaimed novel used to be the root for the 1998 movie starring Sir Ian McKellen, Lynn Redgrave, and Brendan Fraser. It trips again to 1957 l. a., the place James Whale, the once-famous director of such classics as Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, resides in retirement, haunted by way of his earlier. Rescuing him from his too-vivid mind's eye is his gardener, a good-looking ex-marine. The friendship among those very diverse males is usually tentative, occasionally touching, usually dangerous—and constantly captivating.This P.S. version gains an additional sixteen pages of insights into the publication, together with writer interviews, urged analyzing, and extra.

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The use of the associational structure reinforces this connection with ethnographic filmmaking. As we noted earlier, the associational structure asks us to locate the connections among the interview subjects, uniting their various thoughts and beliefs into a sense of a shared community.

34 In Rosie the Riveter, the perspective provided by the women becomes the perspective of the film, as we accept their testimony as the correct version of the historical events. There can be conflicts in testimony, but formal-voice documentaries eventually and clearly resolve these conflicts. For instance, the women in Rosie the Riveter discuss the obstacles and hardships that went along with their jobs during the war, and these accounts conflict with newsreel footage that condescendingly portray women as joyfully taking over the factory jobs.

Plantinga notes that “discourse in the open voice confines itself for the most part to representing first-level states of affairs and usually refrains from explanations; this is why the term ‘observation’ fits the open voice well. Discourse in the formative voice, on the other hand, explains, and thus routinely asserts second-level propositions about the project world. ” 40 Morris’s challenge is to bridge the gap between an open voice and second-level states of affairs in order to foreground the subjective features of his interviews and their philosophical implications.

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