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On film, drama, and painting respectively, I can think of Erwin Panofsky's essay, “
Style and Medium in the Motion Pictures,” Northrop Frye's essay “A Conspectus
of Dramatic Genres,” Pierre Francastel's essay “The Destruction of a Plastic ...
The function of the trial was like that of the tragic drama: above and beyond
judgment and punishment, catharsis. The very modern feeling for due process
which the trial appealed to was no doubt genuine, but the ancient connections
The nature of drama being conflict, the real drama of Bresson's stories is interior
conflict: the fight against oneself. ... plot of Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne, that
it allowed him to “eliminate anything which might distract from the interior drama.
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review