Title: Metaphors in Buster Keaton's short films
Authors: Coëgnarts, Maarten
Kravanja, Peter # ×
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Leuven: Instituut voor Culturele Studies
Series Title: Image and Narrative vol:13 issue:2 pages:133-147
Abstract: This article seeks to address the topic of metaphor in relation to the nineteen two-reel short films Buster Keaton made between 1920 and 1923. These films are characterized by a comedy of aesthetics and kinetics whereby the themes come across primarily visually through aspects of film style and Keaton's body as opposed to narrative. It is our claim that within these confinements of the imagery metaphor plays a crucial role in transferring thought and thematic meaning. In demonstrating this claim we shall fall back on recent developments within metaphor studies, in particular Forceville’s newly introduced concept of multimodal metaphor which shall allow us to grasp the significant role of the body in identifying metaphor.
ISSN: 1780-678X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
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