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All Thoughts Are Equal: Laruelle and Nonhuman Philosophy

John Ó Maoilearca

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816697342
eISBN:
9781452952291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697342.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

All Thoughts Are Equal is an introduction to the work of French philosopher François Laruelle and an experiment in nonhuman thinking. For Laruelle, standard forms of philosophy continue to dominate ... More


The Film Theory that Never was: A Nervous Manifesto

Gregory Currie

in Film Theory and Philosophy

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159216
eISBN:
9780191673566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159216.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is a manifesto of the film theory of Gregory Currie. He thinks that his work brings a connection between film and cognitive psychology. The chapter begins with a glimpse of an ideal ... More


Introduction: Where Film Meets Philosophy

Hunter Vaughan

in Where Film Meets Philosophy: Godard, Resnais, and Experiments in Cinematic Thinking

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161336
eISBN:
9780231530828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161336.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter outlines the notion of “film-philosophy”, the belief that the visual medium can challenge modes of thought using Maurice Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of perception and ... More


The Filmmaker's Philosopher: Merab Mamardashvili and Russian Cinema

Alyssa DeBlasio

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474444484
eISBN:
9781474476638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444484.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Known as the 'Georgian Socrates' of Soviet philosophy, Merab Mamardashvili was a defining personality of the late-Soviet intelligentsia. In the 1970s and 1980s, he taught required courses in ... More


Introduction: Philosophizing Films

Rebecca A. Sheehan

in American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190949709
eISBN:
9780190949747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949709.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The book’s introductory chapter situates its study of American avant-garde cinema in the context of the field of film-philosophy and the post-theory debates within cinema studies. The chapter ... More


Film and the Imagined Image

Sarah Cooper

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452786
eISBN:
9781474476676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film and the Imagined Image explores the extraordinary ways in which film can stimulate and direct the image-making capacity of the imagination. From documentary to art house cinema, and from an ... More


The Essence of Cinema?

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/9780300091953.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter describes Gregory Currie's Image and Mind: Film, Philosophy and Cognitive Science as a major event in the study of film. It represents the first thoroughgoing philosophy of film in the ... More


“Here Are Materials Strewn Along the Ground”: The Ethical Aesthetics of the Ordinary

Rebecca A. Sheehan

in American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190949709
eISBN:
9780190949747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949709.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter investigates the philosophy of the ordinary and the everyday proposed in the films of Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, and Phil Solomon. It places their work in the context of an interest in ... More


Seeing Pictures

Sarah Cooper

in Film and the Imagined Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452786
eISBN:
9781474476676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This opening chapter serves to introduce the principal focus of the book, which explores the felt experience of mental image-making while watching film. The introductory discussion positions the book ... More


The American Avant-Garde’s Landscape Philosophy

Rebecca A. Sheehan

in American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190949709
eISBN:
9780190949747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949709.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers how the American avant-garde utilizes landscape as a site in-between the subject and the world, one which negotiates skepticism’s dilemma of the perceiving subject’s ... More


Feeling Pictures

Sarah Cooper

in Film and the Imagined Image

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474452786
eISBN:
9781474476676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452786.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter opens with an example from Marguerite Duras’s film The Atlantic Man (1981), in order to introduce some of the ways in which the felt experience of image-making spoken about in relation ... More


Film: The Matrix and the I-pod: Approach: Cyberphilosophy

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Matrix is unusual in being credited to two directors, brothers Larry and Andy Wachowski, and yet this concerted authorship, or auteurship, helps to point up the collaborative nature of film ... More


Introduction

Brenda Hollweg and Igor Krstić

in World Cinema and the Essay Film: Transnational Perspectives on a Global Practice

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474429245
eISBN:
9781474464772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429245.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this introductory chapter readers are made familiar with the expanding research field of essayistic filmmaking in world cinema-contexts around the globe. Brenda Hollweg and Igor Krstíc argue that ... More


From Figures of Paradox to a Philosophy of Review

Rebecca A. Sheehan

in American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190949709
eISBN:
9780190949747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949709.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of paradox in the films and film theory of Ken Jacobs, Hollis Frampton, and Michael Snow. Paradoxes such as Zeno’s paradox, Gödel’s incompleteness theorem, and Benoît ... More


Introduction—Openings: Thinking Cinema

Laura Rascaroli

in How the Essay Film Thinks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Setting off from the question of the timeliness of the essay film and its dependence on ever-improving technology and against the backdrop of Theodor W. Adorno’s discussion of the essay form’s ... More


American Avant-Garde Cinema's Philosophy of the In-Between

Rebecca A. Sheehan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190949709
eISBN:
9780190949747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949709.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Can films philosophize rather than simply represent philosophical ideas developed outside the cinematic medium? Taking up this question crucial to the field of film-philosophy, this book argues that ... More


How the Essay Film Thinks

Laura Rascaroli

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Less than a decade ago the expression "essay film" was still encountered only sporadically; today, the term has been widely integrated into film criticism, and is increasingly adopted by filmmakers ... More


Conclusion: Reframing

Laura Rascaroli

in How the Essay Film Thinks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190238247
eISBN:
9780190238278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The essay film is characterized not by its choice of objects, but by their “arrangement,” which is determined by a structure of gap. This structure is shaped by a framing and reframing activity, ... More


The Art of Pure Cinema: Hitchcock and His Imitators

Bruce Isaacs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190889951
eISBN:
9780190889999
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889951.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Alfred Hitchcock’s notion of a “pure cinema” has continued to fascinate and perplex film audiences, critics, and theorists alike. The concept first emerged loosely in the 1920s, as European ... 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


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