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Style in NarrativeAspects of an Affective-Cognitive Stylistics$
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Patrick Colm Hogan

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780197539576

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780197539576.001.0001

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Emplotment

Emplotment

Ellipsis and Excess in Yasujiro Ozu’s Postwar Films

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(p.179) 6 Emplotment
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Style in Narrative
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Patrick Colm Hogan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197539576.003.0007

The sixth chapter of Style in Narrative in part parallels the second chapter, but shifts from the story (what happens) to plot (the representation of what happens—its selection, emphasis, and construal). Specifically, Ozu is notorious for the elliptical quality of his plots, which sometimes entirely skip culminating events. He is also well known for certain sorts of “excess” (e.g., lingering on empty rooms). Hogan argues that these features have not been adequately explained or even adequately described. They can be understood only by relating them to their emotional function—modulating the arousal component of emotion. The chapter also considers what is valid and what is invalid in connecting Ozu’s stylistic practices with Japanese culture and aesthetic tradition.

Keywords:   ellipsis, emotion arousal, Japanese aesthetics, plot, Yasujiro Ozu

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