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Censorship, Reception and the Films of Gaspar Noé: The Emergence of the New Extremism in Britain

Daniel Hickin

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/9780748641604.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the changing attitudes of the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) towards film censorship since the 1990s, focusing on how it dealt with the cinema of the new extremism. ... More


The Temporal Flight from Trauma: Irréversible and the Critique of Experience

Todd McGowan

in Out of Time: Desire in Atemporal Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669950
eISBN:
9781452947099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669950.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Gaspar Noé’s film Irréversible (2002) used atemporality to change a feeling of trauma from excessive presentation of violence of murder and rape into something delightful ... More


Introduction

Tanya Horeck and 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/9780748641604.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores a diverse body of films that have attracted attention for their graphic and confrontational images of sex and violence, and which can be described as part of a trend towards a ‘new ... More


The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Tanya C Horeck and Tina Kendall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Explosive images of sex and violence in films by directors such as Catherine Breillat, Gaspar Noé, Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier have attracted media attention for the ways in which they seek to ... More


On the Unwatchable

Asbjørn Grønstad

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/9780748641604.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the notion of the ‘unwatchable’ in relation to a roughly decade-long cycle of art films that compel us to rethink the notions of spectatorship, desire, and ethics. The films of ... More


More Moralism from that ‘Wordy Fuck’

James Quandt

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/9780748641604.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book began as a brief review of Bruno Dumont's film, Twentynine Palms (France, 2003). It intended to puzzle out the reasons for Dumont's descent into gore and hard core, whether it was a mere ... More


Flesh and Blood: Sex and Violence in Recent French Cinema1

James Quandt

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/9780748641604.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The convulsive violence of Bruno Dumont's film Twentynine Palms (2003) has dismayed many, particularly those who greeted his first two features, Life of Jesus (1997) and L'Humanité (1999), as the ... More


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