Meta-Narrative in the Movies: Tell Me a Story

  • Joseph Kupfer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Joseph Kupfer
    Pages 1-9
  3. Joseph Kupfer
    Pages 122-126
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 127-133

About this book


Meta-Narrative in the Movies investigates narrative theory through close analysis of films featuring stories and storytelling. The cinematic interpretations investigate the role of story creation in knowing ourselves and planning our future, in structuring social relationships, and in sharpening our experience of popular culture.


self-knowledge storytelling moral virtue manipulation violence family conflict crisis myth Western fiction writing evaluative criteria cinema culture interpret Narrative

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Kupfer
    • 1
  1. 1.Iowa State UniversityUSA

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