Detective Fiction <ul><li>Detective can be:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Female/male </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional/ama...
Detective Fiction II. <ul><li>Subjects of investigation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific person, object, artifact etc. (- m...
Generic unstability I. <ul><li>Sci-fi: e.g. Blade Runner, Paycheck, Minority Report </li></ul>
Generic unstability III. <ul><li>Documentary: The Thin Blue Line </li></ul><ul><li>Directed by Errol Morris </li></ul><ul>...
Generic unstability IV. <ul><li>Comedy: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Naked Gun 33 1/3   </li></ul>
Generic unstability V. <ul><li>Horror/thriller: The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon, Se7en, Memento </li></ul>
„ Butterfly” - effect
Memento (2000) <ul><li>Backward chronology (not just the detective story, but the traditional Hollywood-narrative cinema i...
Memento <ul><li>Identity search </li></ul><ul><li>Double mystery (Who killed his  wife?  Who is he? ) </li></ul><ul><li>He...
„ Evil” in Detective Fiction <ul><li>More emphasis on psychlogical issues (Dr. Mabuse, Primal Fear or Hannibal Tetralogy )...
Hannibal  Tetralogy <ul><ul><li>The   enemy helps the detective to progress the investigation </li></ul></ul>
Silence of the Lambs <ul><li>Multiple levels </li></ul><ul><li>Lecter as psychiatrist and Starling as a detective </li></u...
Trauma <ul><li>Francis Dolarhyde „Tooth Fairy” </li></ul><ul><li>Cleft-lip  synechdoche </li></ul><ul><li>Th(r)aumatrope ...
Lecters knows it all <ul><li>“ This is a very shy boy, Will. I’d love to meet him. Have you considered the possibility tha...
Conclusion <ul><li>Yet undefined, as other genres </li></ul><ul><li>Certain characteristics can be observed,like </li></ul...
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Detective Fiction

  1. 1. Detective Fiction <ul><li>Detective can be: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Female/male </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional/amateur </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loner/in a team (CSI?) </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Detective Fiction II. <ul><li>Subjects of investigation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific person, object, artifact etc. (- medical investigation?) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-reflective (identity, mystery, origin/life etc.) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Generic unstability I. <ul><li>Sci-fi: e.g. Blade Runner, Paycheck, Minority Report </li></ul>
  4. 4. Generic unstability III. <ul><li>Documentary: The Thin Blue Line </li></ul><ul><li>Directed by Errol Morris </li></ul><ul><li>Soundtrack by Philip Glass </li></ul>
  5. 5. Generic unstability IV. <ul><li>Comedy: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Naked Gun 33 1/3 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Generic unstability V. <ul><li>Horror/thriller: The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Red Dragon, Se7en, Memento </li></ul>
  7. 7. „ Butterfly” - effect
  8. 8. Memento (2000) <ul><li>Backward chronology (not just the detective story, but the traditional Hollywood-narrative cinema is undermined) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Memento <ul><li>Identity search </li></ul><ul><li>Double mystery (Who killed his wife? Who is he? ) </li></ul><ul><li>Helper? Tools of investigation: notes, tattoos etc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. „ Evil” in Detective Fiction <ul><li>More emphasis on psychlogical issues (Dr. Mabuse, Primal Fear or Hannibal Tetralogy ) </li></ul><ul><li>Murderers suffering from psychological disorders, like: multiple personality disorder – in Identity (2002) or traumas </li></ul>
  11. 11. Hannibal Tetralogy <ul><ul><li>The enemy helps the detective to progress the investigation </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Silence of the Lambs <ul><li>Multiple levels </li></ul><ul><li>Lecter as psychiatrist and Starling as a detective </li></ul><ul><li>Question the roles within detective fiction e.g. Who’s the detective? (Starling or Lecter?) Who/ What’s the object of investigation (Starling, … murder) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Trauma <ul><li>Francis Dolarhyde „Tooth Fairy” </li></ul><ul><li>Cleft-lip  synechdoche </li></ul><ul><li>Th(r)aumatrope </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lecters knows it all <ul><li>“ This is a very shy boy, Will. I’d love to meet him. Have you considered the possibility that he is disfigured, or that he may believe he is disfigured?” –Lecter to Graham </li></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>Yet undefined, as other genres </li></ul><ul><li>Certain characteristics can be observed,like </li></ul><ul><li>A „detective”, a „villain”, an object/person of importance, investigation </li></ul>

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