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Original scientific paper

Aesthetic Possibilities of Cinematic Improvisation

David Collins ; McGill University, Montreal, Canada


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Abstract

Contrary to the skepticism of some authors about the artistic potential or even the possibility of films being improvised artworks, I argue that not only is it conceptually possible for many elements of the filmmaking process to be performed in an improvisatory manner, but that a number of existing films and filmmaking practices provide examples of the realization of such possibilities. Further, I argue that these examples show that improvisation by filmmakers can enhance the aesthetic or artistic value of a film. As well as its artistic potential, I consider some social and ethical implications of improvisatory approaches to filmmaking, and by extension to art in general.

Keywords

Improvisation, improvised filmmaking, philosophy of film, cinema aesthetics, social aesthetics

Hrčak ID:

253609

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/253609

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