8th Oct 2014 3:30pm-4:30pm
A403 Checkland, Falmer
David Baboulene (University of Brighton)
3.30-4.30pm Wednesday 8th October 2014, A403 Checkland, Falmer
Author, scriptwriter and story consultant David Baboulene presents an investigation into the significance of ‘knowledge gaps’ in Hollywood film. Drawing on the work of Barthes, Genette, Bordwell and Saussure, his paper will illustrate the ways gaps in knowledge between the participants in a story – from the characters and audience, through objects and weather, to ‘fate’ and the author – can structure stories and the storytelling experience.
Using the 1980s classic film Back to the Future, the paper will suggest ways in which knowledge gaps work, the process of writing and they ways that gaps in knowledge can characterize some of our best-loved contemporary stories.