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Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

Martine Beugnet

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620425
eISBN:
9780748670840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620425.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the re-emergence of filmmaking practices – and, by extension, of theoretical approaches – that give precedence to cinema as the ... More


The Feel-Bad Film

Nikolaj Lübecker

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748697977
eISBN:
9781474412209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697977.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In recent years some of the most innovative European and American directors have made films that place the spectator in a position of intense discomfort: Feel-Bad Films. Systematically manipulating ... More


Playing the Fool: Comedy and the end of Everyman

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Comedy is a form that facilitates the disruption of gender norms, both through the stereotypical inversions of the hen-pecked husband and the shrewish wife, and through more subtle manipulations of ... More


Reframing Bataille: On Tacky Spectatorship in the New European Extremism

Tina Kendall

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses one of the cultural figures who has been central to understandings of sexuality and transgression in France: Georges Bataille. It examines Christophe Honoré's Ma mère (France, ... More


Parody: Targeting Cinema’s Narrative Technics

Ryan Bishop

in Comedy and Cultural Critique in American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748643073
eISBN:
9780748689071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643073.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

If the assertion that parody is one of the most pervasive enunciative modalities of art in the twentieth century proves viable, then the role of parody for cultural, self-reflexive critique provides ... More


Doubled Up: Body Swapping, Multiple Performance and Twins in the Comedy Film

Caroline Ruddell

in The Besieged Ego: Doppelgangers and Split Identity Onscreen

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748692026
eISBN:
9780748697052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692026.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter acknowledges that comedy films that deal with doubling or a split personality are usually a vehicle for particular actors to display their talents onscreen, yet this is not the only ... More


Arousal: Graphic Encounters

Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp

in Extreme Cinema: Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474402903
eISBN:
9781474422000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474402903.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the inclusion of graphic sexual content in post-millennial cinema. Art films have increasingly incorporated scenes of unsimulated, hardcore sex acts—traditionally associated ... More


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