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Exercises: Film as Exposition, Argument & Experiment

View a nonnarrative film of any sort. Probably, you own such a film, but there are plenty of nonnarrative films in the campus library. Indicate the form of this film. Is it primarily rhetorical, categorical, abstract, or associational in structure? Is it a hybrid form? Next, in the form of an outline or in a paragraph describe the structure of this film. For example, if it is categorical, list its categories. If it is rhetorical, tell how its argument is set up and executed. If it is associational, what are some of the principles that guide its associations?



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