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The Cinema of Disorientation: Inviting Confusions

Dominic Lash

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462778
eISBN:
9781474490603
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462778.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Perhaps because they are so immediately absorbing, narrative films can also be profoundly confusing and disorienting. This fascinating book neither proposes fool-proof methods for avoiding confusion, ... 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


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


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


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


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


The Presence of the Past: Temporal Experience and the New Hollywood Soundtrack

Daniel Bishop

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190932688
eISBN:
9780190932725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932688.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

In the tumultuous era of the late sixties and early seventies, several currents of American art and culture coalesced around a broad sensibility that foregrounded and explored the immediacy of lived ... 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


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


Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics

Ryan Pierson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190949754
eISBN:
9780190949792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

How can movements in animated films be described? Figure and Force in Animation Aesthetics introduces a powerful new method for the study of animation. By looking for figures—arrangements that seem ... 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


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


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


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


Blueprint for Murder

David Martin-Jones

in Columbo: Paying Attention 24/7

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474479790
eISBN:
9781399509121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474479790.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter begins by exploring Columbo‘s genesis. Firstly, by rehearsing the well-known story of the show’s development, its initial iterations on small screen and stage, and production by ... More


Badlands and the Music of Temporal Immanence

Daniel Bishop

in The Presence of the Past: Temporal Experience and the New Hollywood Soundtrack

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190932688
eISBN:
9780190932725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932688.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

As an eccentric outlaw crime film, Terrence Malick’s Badlands employs expressive sensory immersion, eccentric humor, and a concern for the relationship between history and human experience. The past, ... 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


Funny Games: Film, Imagination, and Moral Complicity

Paul Schofield

in Metacinema: The Form and Content of Filmic Reference and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190095345
eISBN:
9780190095383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095345.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is concerned with Michael Haneke’s Funny Games and the role of imagination in cinematic engagement. Drawing upon the work of Richard Moran, the chapter shows how Funny Games makes the ... More


Introduction: An Invitation to the Varieties and Virtues of “Meta-ness” in the Art and Culture of Film

David LaRocca

in Metacinema: The Form and Content of Filmic Reference and Reflexivity

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190095345
eISBN:
9780190095383
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190095345.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This introduction to the collection sketches some of the signal attributes of metacinema, including its relationship to metafiction and the phenomenon of art that draws attention to its creation, ... More


Cognitive Media Ethics: The Story So Far

Wyatt Moss-Wellington

in Cognitive Film and Media Ethics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780197552889
eISBN:
9780197552926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197552889.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter surveys a breadth of approaches to the ethics of film and other narrative media, both contemporary and historic, and positions them in relation to developments in cognitive media ethics. ... More


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