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By James MacDowell

Irony in movie is the 1st publication approximately ironic expression during this medium. we regularly suppose the necessity to name motion pictures or features of them ironic; yet what precisely does this suggest? How do movies create irony? may well sure positive factors of the medium support or prevent its ironic power? How will we be aware of we're justified in dubbing any movie or second ironic? This e-book makes an attempt to reply to such questions, investigating within the method an important and under-examined concerns that irony increases for our figuring out of narrative filmmaking.
A much-debated topic in different disciplines, in movie scholarship irony is habitually observed yet too seldom explored. Combining in-depth theorising with special shut research, this pioneering examine asks what ironic capacities motion pictures could own, how movie variety can be utilized mockingly, and what function purpose should still play in movie interpretation. The proposed solutions have importance for our figuring out of not just ironic filmmaking, however the nature of expression during this medium.

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