1. The Mind-Game Film: Thomas Elsaesser.
2. Making Sense of Lost Highway: Warren Buckland.
3. “Twist Blindness:” The Role of Primacy, Priming, Schemas, and Reconstructive Memory in a First-Time Viewing of The Sixth Sense: Daniel Barratt.
4. Narrative Comprehension Made Difficult: Film Form and Mnemonic Devices in Memento: Stefano Ghislotti.
5. “Frustrated Time” Narration: The Screenplays of Charlie Kaufman: Chris Dzialo.
6. Backbeat and Overlap: Time, Place, and Character Subjectivity in Run Lola Run: Michael Wedel.
7. Infernal Affairs and the Ethics of Complex Narrative: Allan Cameron and Sean Cubitt.
8. Happy Together? Generic Hybridity in 2046 and In the Mood for Love: Gary Bettinson.
9. Revitalizing the Thriller Genre: Lou Ye’s Suzhou River and Purple Butterfly: Yunda Eddie Feng.
10. The Pragmatic Poetics of Hong Sangsoo’s The Day a Pig Fell into a Well: Marshall Deutalbaum.
11. Looking for Access in Narrative Complexity. The New and the Old in Oldboy: Eleftheria Thanouli
- Unites American ‘independent’ cinema, the European and International Art film, and certain modes of avant-garde filmmaking on the basis of their shared storytelling complexity
- Considers a range of films from Memento, Old Boy, and Run Lola Run, to the Infernal Affairs trilogy and In the Mood for Love
- Draws upon the expertise of film scholars from North America, Britain, China, Poland, Holland, Italy, Greece, New Zealand, and Australia