A Spatial Typology of Cinematographic Narratives
Abstract: The research presented in this chapter aims to initiate the development of a spatial typology of cinematographic narratives, using a cybercartographic application. This application has been developed to map the narrative structure of 46 contemporary Canadian films. The spatial dimensions of these narrative structures were characterized by the locations of the action, the movement between these locations, and the different places mentioned in these films. Throughout the process of mapping and analysing these criteria, some recurrent narrative forms were identified, as well as some connections between certain cinematographic genres (such as documentaries) and complex spatial narrative structures. Based on these results, an initial spatial typology of cinematographic narratives is proposed.
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...The digital humanities have consequently struggled to align the spatial imaginaries of film and text with the singular absolute spaces of the enlightenment map (Piatti, Reuschel, and Hurni 2013; Caquard and Naud 2014; Travis 2014)....
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...mapping cinema developed by Caquard and colleagues [11, 14], events that happen in different locations are indicated by geolocated positions on a basemap rendered in web Mercator (with worldwide scope in a thought-provoking interpretation of one film), as shown in Figure 2....
...[11, 14] have developed textual and cartographic methods to examine the spatial narrative of film....
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...Although the importance of cinema as a unique source of geographic information has been recognized and explored since at least the 1980s (Rose 1994, Mauduit and Henriet 1989), very few cartographic applications dedicated to the mapping of cinematographic narratives have been developed....
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