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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


Kracauer's Theory of Film

Noël Carroll

in Engaging the Moving Image

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091953
eISBN:
9780300133073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091953.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter is about Siegfried Kracauer's book Theory of Film: The Redemption of Physical Reality, which was published in 1960. It is important to stress this from the outset because, during the ... More


Introduction: “No One Would Know It Was Mine”: Delmer Daves, Modest Auteur

Matthew Carter and Andrew Patrick Nelson (eds)

in ReFocus: The Films of Delmer Daves

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474403016
eISBN:
9781474422031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403016.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This extended introduction covers three areas. First, it offers a critical biography of Daves’ life and career, drawing upon archival materials held at the Stanford University library. Second, it ... More


Sentimental Aesthetics and Classical Film Theory

Charles Burnetts

in Improving Passions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698196
eISBN:
9781474434881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698196.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Explores how classical film theorists of the early-to-mid 20th century were able conceive of cinema as a sentimental medium alongside the sociocultural and intellectual backdrop of modernity and ... More


Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film

John David Rhodes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903695
eISBN:
9781452958897
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903695.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Spectacle of Property details the ambivalent but powerful pleasure we take in viewing private property onscreen, analyzing the security and ease the house promises along with the horrible anxieties ... More


Improving Passions

Charles Burnetts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748698196
eISBN:
9781474434881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698196.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book examines how the “sentimental”, a term so often invoked in film criticism, has been mobilized, denigrated, quarantined or ignored over 300 years of aesthetic debate. Responding to the often ... More


Beyond the Infinite, at Home in Finitude: 2001

Scott C. Richmond

in Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second chapter turns to the question of illusion in a sustained system. Attending closely to the illusion of bodily movement on offer in Kubrick’s 2001, the chapter argues that it demands a ... More


Cinema’s Short-Term Tenancy: A Materialist Theory of Film Spectatorship

John David Rhodes

in Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903695
eISBN:
9781452958897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903695.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this mostly theoretical discussion I discuss some examples of American feature filmmaking, including Gone With the Wind (Victor Fleming, 1939), in order to establish the implicit problematic that ... More


Introduction: Proprioceptive Aesthetics, or the Cinema

Scott C. Richmond

in Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction of Cinema's Bodily Illusions offers an overview of proprioceptive aesthetics as a problem in contemporary film and film theory. It lays out the problems of the book: proprioception ... More


Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Scott C. Richmond

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Before it is a technology for representation, the cinema is a technology for the modulation of its viewers’ perception. Cinema’s Bodily Illusions offers a theory of the cinema as a proprioceptive ... More


Ecological Phenomenology: Merleau-Ponty and Gibson

Scott C. Richmond

in Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The third chapter introduces Gibson’s ecological approach to perception and develops it in relation to the cinematic illusion of bodily movement and the cinema more generally. Moving forward, it ... More


: From Medium to Site

Andrew V. Uroskie

in Between the Black Box and the White Cube: Expanded Cinema and Postwar Art

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226842981
eISBN:
9780226109022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226109022.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since the mid-‘90s, contemporary art practice and criticism has been engaged in a widespread reformulation of the concept of “site-specificity.” At the same time, the vast proliferation of artists’ ... More


The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Alejandro Yarza

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In Fascist Spain, Francoism—like German and Italian fascism—produced its own particular brand of kitsch. Deploying religious and historical iconography drawn from Spain´s centuries-long struggle ... More


The Sensuous Cinema of Wong Kar-wai: Film Poetics and the Aesthetic of Disturbance

Gary Bettinson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789888139293
eISBN:
9789888313082
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The widely acclaimed films of Wong Kar-wai are characterized by their sumptuous yet complex visual and sonic style. This study of Wong’s filmmaking techniques uses a poetics approach to examine how ... More


Nature Caught in the Act: On the Transformation of an Idea of Art in Early Cinema

Nico Baumbach

in Cinematicity in Media History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748676118
eISBN:
9780748695096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676118.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, written by Nico Baumbach, focuses on the Lumières’ film Le Repas de Bébé (Baby’s Meal); taking as its starting point Georges Méliès’s observation that it was through this film that he ... More


Aesthetics Beyond the Phenomenal: The Flicker

Scott C. Richmond

in Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The sixth chapter considers Tony Conrad’s The Flicker, arguing that it leads the way to an aesthetics beyond the phenomenal, that is, an aesthetics—and a phenomenology—without experience as its ... More


Wrong Life: Bungalow Aesthetics in and against Hollywood

John David Rhodes

in Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903695
eISBN:
9781452958897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903695.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Investigates the bungalow, the modern house of modest proportions, whose spaces promise an openness and a blurring of private and public and whose threshold is the site of radical possibility. The ... More


Introduction

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Francoist kitsch is interpreted as an essential part of a politically eclectic discourse whose study brings together aesthetics, film theory and the politics of fascist Spain. Drawing on conceptual ... More


The Body, Unbounded: Gravity

Scott C. Richmond

in Cinema's Bodily Illusions: Flying, Floating, and Hallucinating

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816690961
eISBN:
9781452955193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816690961.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The fifth chapter uses Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity to offer an in-depth theoretical discussion of the term “proprioceptive aesthetics,” and offers a schematic discussion of the main aesthetic problems ... More


Between the Past and the Present: Nostalgia and the Cinema of Stick and Shingle Style Architecture

John David Rhodes

in Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903695
eISBN:
9781452958897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903695.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Explores in some detail the history and historiography of what architectural historian Vincent Scully has famously nominated as stick and shingle style architecture. These styles name the large, ... More


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