Creativity Beyond Originality: György Pálfi's FINAL CUT as Narrative Supercut: [an audiovisual essay / videographic adaptation]

Kiss, M., 2015

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György Pálfi’s FINAL CUT – LADIES & GENTLEMEN (2012) is a movie made out of other movies, literally. It is Vimeo’s and YouTube’s beloved film mashups and supercuts on steroids. Nevertheless, Final Cut does not only offer a genre-, style-, year- or author- and actor-bound fan-made compilation; it is not a mere recap of a single film or an entire season of a TV show, but builds a wholly coherent narrative story made out of hundreds of excerpts of other films. To be precise, the film’s press kit mentions “images from 450 emblematic films from world cinema, from Metropolis to Indiana Jones, via The Godfather, Avatar, Scenes from a Marriage, Psycho or even Modern Times, with a few television series thrown in as well.” My audiovisual essay was originally published as a written article in Senses of Cinema, issue 67 / July 2013. This 'videographic adaptation' of a previously published paper is an experiment in devising an autonomous and explanatory argumentative research video. *** FOR STUDY PURPOSES ONLY *** Fair use is codified at Section 107 of the Copyright Act Under the fair use doctrine, it is not an infringement to use the copyrighted works of another in some circumstances, such as for commentary, criticism, news reporting, or educational use.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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