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Audiovisual FILM STUDIES FOR FREE

Selected Videographic Essays and Criticism by Catherine Grant

THE CHOSEN MAIDEN

A fleeting exploration of a moment of cinematic direct address. Originally a 6 second long Vine video loop (vine.co/v/hrZHqnQ9Wam) featuring re-filmed images from UNSENTIMENTAL EDUCATION, my 2009 video essay on Claude Chabrol's 1960 film LES BONNES FEMMES (vimeo.com/5392396; shorter extract here: vimeo.com/83378616) edited together with the opening notes from "La Damoiselle élue," Claude Debussy's 1888 cantata based on Dante Gabriel Rossetti's poem and painting THE BLESSED DAMOZEL (1850 and 1875-8), both of which can be found online here: rossettiarchive.org/docs/s244.rap.html.

For further studies of cinematic direct address, please see :
Grant, Catherine. 2013. “Breaking the Fourth Wall: Direct Address and Metalepsis in the Cinema and other Media”, Film Studies For Free, 15 April. filmstudiesforfree.blogspot.com/2013/04/breaking-fourth-wall-direct-address-and.html