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Awakening the EyeRobert Frank's American Cinema$
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George Kouvaros

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816695560

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816695560.001.0001

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Awakening the Eye

Awakening the Eye

(p.1) Introduction Awakening the Eye
Awakening the Eye

George Kouvaros

University of Minnesota Press

The introduction outlines Robert Frank’s life and development as a filmmaker and photographer. His works always depicted a narrative in one way or another. He also used striking images and a documentary point of view to capture the way of life for everyday Americans. Kouvaros connects Frank’s film The Americans to contemporary Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. Finally, the introduction explains how being a photographer impacted Frank’s filmmaking style and decisions.

Keywords:   Robert Frank, Documentary film, Narrative film, Narrative photography, American film, The Americans, On the Road, Jack Kerouac, Film studies

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