Gunning’s essay “Narrative Discourse and the Narrative System

Gunning’s essay “Narrative Discourse and the Narrative System

Final Paper
Use Gunning’s essay “Narrative Discourse and the Narrative System”, which can be found HERE: OR in Braudy, Leo, and Marshall Cohen’s “Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings.”
Summarize the main points you feel the author is making. Select examples from at least one of the films screened in class to illustrate how the film exemplifies the author’s ideas or claims about cinema.

Movies shown in class: Choose one or more of the following to use as examples for the points Gunning uses:

The Last Laugh (F.W. Murnau, 1924)
Battleship Potemkin (S.M. Eisenstein, 1925)
Swords and Hearts (D.W. Griffith, 1911)
The Mothering Heart (Griffith, 1912)
Rules of the Game (Jean Renoir, 1939)
Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939)
Ohayo (Ozu Yasujiro, 1959)
North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1946)
Tout va bien (Jean-Luc Godard, 1972)
Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1972)
Close-up (Abbas Kiarostami, 1990)
Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, 1922)
Catfish (Henry Joost, 2010)



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