House of Leaves
Ostensibly, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, is about a young man who finds a manuscript in a dead man’s apartment. This experimental novel, released in 2000, takes a cinematic approach to the novel – creating a novel experience in time and space.
The dead man, Zampano, was an elderly blind man writing an academic critique of The Navidson Record; a documentary about a family moving into a home in Virginia, which happens to be bigger on the inside. At the center of Danielewski’s work is the question, “What is real?”
How do humans interact with the space they inhabit? How do they interact with the stories around them?
Jennifer Bravo Consulting, Inc.
USC Cinematic Arts
USC Price School of Public Policy