Contingency, Order, and the Modular Narrative: <i>21 Grams</i> and <i>Irreversible</i>. Cameron, A. The Velvet Light Trap - A Critical Journal of Film and Television, 2006.
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The author discusses "modular narrative" in "21 Grams" and "Irréversible." Modular narrative offers a series of "disarticulated narrative pieces, often arranged in radically achronological ways via flashforwards, overt repetition, or a destabilization of the relationship between present and past." The author considers modernism, postmodernism, questions of chaos and order and contingency and determinism, and time. He concludes that in both films, the "reconnecting of morality and meaning acts as a paradoxical affirmation of the contingent."
@article{cameron_contingency_2006,
	title = {Contingency, {Order}, and the {Modular} {Narrative}: \textit{21 {Grams}} and \textit{{Irreversible}}},
	issn = {0149-1830},
	shorttitle = {Contingency, {Order}, and the {Modular} {Narrative}},
	abstract = {The author discusses "modular narrative" in "21 Grams" and "Irréversible." Modular narrative offers a series of "disarticulated narrative pieces, often arranged in radically achronological ways via flashforwards, overt repetition, or a destabilization of the relationship between present and past." The author considers modernism, postmodernism, questions of chaos and order and contingency and determinism, and time. He concludes that in both films, the "reconnecting of morality and meaning acts as a paradoxical affirmation of the contingent."},
	language = {eng},
	journal = {The Velvet Light Trap - A Critical Journal of Film and Television},
	author = {Cameron, Allan},
	year = {2006},
	keywords = {**, 2000, cinema, modular narrative, narrative, philosophie, théorie},
	pages = {65--78}
}
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