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Selected Videographic Essays and Criticism by Catherine Grant

CINEMATIC DIRECT ADDRESS Part One: Mapping the Field

On Friday March 1, 2013, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tom Brown, Lecturer in Film Studies at Kings College, London (, on the subject of direct address in the cinema, a topic he knows a huge amount about as author of the only book completely dedicated to it: BREAKING THE FOURTH WALL: DIRECT ADDRESS IN THE CINEMA (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012). The interview is in two parts and has been animated for a special entry on these topics at FILM STUDIES FOR FREE together with links to numerous, freely accessible scholarly resources: (including Part Two: YOU LOOKING AT ME? On Buñuel's LOS OLVIDADOS, will follow). Also see Leigh Singer's great video 'supercut' on breaking the fourth wall: