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Introduction

in In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734149
eISBN:
9780226734163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about Sergei Eisenstein's unfinished film ¡Que Viva Mexico!. Though Eisenstein never lived to see any of his footage and never edited a single ... More


Radical Cinema

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter describes some of the cinematic techniques or aspects of the filmic medium itself that are seen as crucial to the 1930s cinematic text. It then moves freely between silent and sound ... More


Moving Pictures and Moving People: The Aesthetics of ‘Mass Success’

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of Dickens's aesthetics works in enabling Dickens to become the author most adapted for the screen. It is an exploration, through Dickens's relationship with film, of ... More


The “Epilogue”

in In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734149
eISBN:
9780226734163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter analyzes the baroque aesthetic in relation to Sergei Eisenstein's film ¡Que Viva Mexico!. It focuses on the allegory of the skull during the Day of the Dead as central to the narrative ... More


Repetition

Kevin M. F. Platt

in Terror and Greatness: Ivan and Peter as Russian Myths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448133
eISBN:
9780801460951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448133.003.0006
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes representations of Ivan the Terrible and Peter the Great in the cultural life of the 1930s and 1940s. It turns first to the case of Aleksei N. Tolstoi and his many works on ... More


Dreiser, Eisenstein and Upton Sinclair

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of Theodore Dreiser's interest in cinema, and then considers Sergei Eisenstein's film adaptation of An American Tragedy, which was praised by Dreiser but ... More


Theses on Cinema as Philosophy

Paisley Livingston

in Cinema, Philosophy, Bergman: On Film as Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199570171
eISBN:
9780191721540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199570171.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, General

This chapter criticizes what the chapter calls the ‘bold thesis’, which is the conjunction of the idea that films can make an original contribution to philosophy, and the idea that this contribution ... More


In Excess: Sergei Eisenstein's Mexico

Masha Salazkina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226734149
eISBN:
9780226734163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226734163.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

During the 1920s and 1930s, Mexico attracted an international roster of artists and intellectuals—including Orson Welles, Katherine Anne Porter, and Leon Trotsky—who were drawn to the heady tumult ... More


‘Disney Against the Metaphysicals’:Eisenstein, Pound, Ectoplasm and the Politics of Animation

Leigh Wilson

in Modernism and Magic: Experiments with Spiritualism, Theosophy and the Occult

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748627691
eISBN:
9780748684441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627691.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers ectoplasm in relation to the materiality of film, and ask what this materiality does to questions of mimesis. It looks at Ezra Pound's conflicted attitude to film, via both his ... More


Misreading Egypt

Jesse Schotter

in Hieroglyphic Modernisms: Writing and New Media in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424776
eISBN:
9781474445009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424776.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The first chapter of Hieroglyphic Modernisms exposes the complex history of Western misconceptions of Egyptian writing from antiquity to the present. Hieroglyphs bridge the gap between modern ... More


Haitian Revolutionary Encounters: Eugene O’Neill, Sergei Eisenstein, and Orson Welles

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter engages three Haitian revolutionary “Lines of Flight”: the late-night forest run of the title character of Eugene O’Neill’s The Emperor Jones, a lesson given by Sergei Eisenstein to his ... More


Another Revolution

Philip Watts, Dudley Andrew, Yves Citton, Vincent Debaene, and Sam Di Iorio

in Roland Barthes' Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190277543
eISBN:
9780190277574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277543.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Criticism/Theory

The first filmmaker for whom Barthes expressed a sustained enthusiasm, whose films he did not feel the need to demystify, and the first figure in film history with whom he was in sympathetic ... More


Sound Montage

K. J. Donnelly

in Occult Aesthetics: Synchronization in Sound Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199773497
eISBN:
9780199358816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773497.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Montage theory remains at the heart of filmmaking and film studies, although many of its original concerns and insights have perhaps receded from view. Sound montage, theorized with the arrival of ... More


An Archaeology of Sympathy: The Sentimental Mode in Literature and Cinema

James Chandler

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226034959
eISBN:
9780226035000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226035000.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

In the middle of the eighteenth century, something new made itself felt in European culture—a tone or style that came to be called the sentimental. The sentimental mode went on to shape not just ... More


John Dos Passos and the Art of Montage

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the works of novelist John Dos Passos, who not only made sustained attempts to incorporate cinematic elements in his most famous fiction, Manhattan Transfer and the U.S.A. ... More


Introduction: The Idea of Cinema

Christopher Pavsek

in The Utopia of Film: Cinema and Its Futures in Godard, Kluge, and Tahimik

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160995
eISBN:
9780231530811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160995.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the utopian pronouncements or representations in the works of Jean-Luc Godard, Kidlat Tahimik, and Alexander Kluge. In one way or another, Godard, Tahimik, and Kluge subscribe to ... More


Modern Thought and the Phenomenology of Film

Cleo Hanaway-Oakley

in James Joyce and the Phenomenology of Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198768913
eISBN:
9780191822186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198768913.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter situates Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology of film in its historical context through analysing its key insights—the reciprocal and embodied nature of film spectatorship—in the light of ... More


“The Most Assassinated Woman in the World”: Pearl White and the First Avant-Garde

Christina Petersen

in Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the evocation of Pearl White's star persona by avant-garde theorists and filmmakers ranging from Sergei Eisenstein to surrealist Robert Desnos. The avant-garde's reactions to ... More


Great Commoner: Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter utilizes the work of Sergei Eisenstein to demonstrate that John Ford’s classic film Young Mr. Lincoln (1939) presents Lincoln as the quintessential Great Commoner. The film is a ... More


Robert Bresson’s Pathos

Sharon Cameron

in The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines how Bresson’s cinematography captures phenomena outside a situating placement, specifically the ways in which The Trial of Joan of Arc, Mouchette, and A Man Escaped dismantle ... More


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