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The Story of a Myth : The "Tracking Shot in Kapò" or the Making of French Film Ideology

Abstract : “Kapo’s tracking shot” is a formula by Jacques Rivette that became a myth of orthodox cinephilia at the hands of Serge Daney and a number of other intellectuals. But it is first and foremost a commonplace used to mobilize a particular way of looking at films. This article traces the sources of this myth, of its success and examines what it reveals of a certain doxa in matters of film consumption. We then move to question the problem it raises — that of the “correctness” of an artistic gesture — from a different perspective, one more open to the idea of “frames of experience” (Goffman).
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Laurent Jullier, Jean-Marc Leveratto. The Story of a Myth : The "Tracking Shot in Kapò" or the Making of French Film Ideology. Mise au Point, 2016, 8, ⟨10.4000/map.2069⟩. ⟨hal-03198994⟩



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