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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


Reframing Bataille: On Tacky Spectatorship in the New European Extremism

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/9780748641604.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses one of the cultural figures who has been central to understandings of sexuality and transgression in France: Georges Bataille. It examines Christophe Honoré's Ma mère (France, ... More


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


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


A ‘Passion for the Real’: Sex, Affect and Performance in the Films of Andrea Arnold

Tanya Horeck

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/9780748641604.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores what the idea of a new European extremism might mean in the context of contemporary filmmaking in Britain by addressing the work of Andrea Arnold. While Arnold's work is seen to ... More


Interrogating the Obscene: Extremism and Michael Haneke

Lisa Coulthard

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/9780748641604.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter continues the discussion of ethics and spectatorship by reconsidering the role of violence in the films of Michael Haneke, specifically The Piano Teacher (Austria, 2001) and The White ... More


Beyond Anti-Americanism, Beyond Euro-Centrism: Locating Bruno Dumont's Twentynine Palms in the Context of European Cinematic Extremism

Neil Archer

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/9780748641604.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at Bruno Dumont's reworking of the American road movie, Twentynine Palms (France, 2003). It identifies and explores one of the key aspects of a European cinema of new extremism — ... 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


Naked Women, Slaughtered Animals: Ulrich Seidl and the Limits of the Real

Catherine Wheatley

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/9780748641604.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a slightly different take on Ulrich Seidl by focusing on the tension between documentary and fiction in his work and reflecting more broadly on the status of the ‘real’ in the ... More


‘Close Your Eyes and Tell Me What You See’: Sex and Politics in Lukas Moodysson's Films

Mariah Larsson

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/9780748641604.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on a filmmaker from Sweden who may not have received as much analytical attention as other directors of the new extremism but whose work is nonetheless key to an understanding of ... More


‘Sex and Violence from a Pair of Furies’: The Scandal of Baise-moi

Leila Wimmer

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/9780748641604.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

X-rated in its home country and censored throughout the world for its graphic sex and violence, Baise-moi (France, 2000), Virginie Despentes's notorious first feature, is a highly controversial ... More


Lars von Trier's Dogville: A Feel-Bad Film

Nikolaj Lübecker

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/9780748641604.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Lars von Trier's Dogville (Denmark, 2003) and argues that the film is really all about the spectator. More precisely, it is a film that seeks to manipulate the spectator and ... More


Shadows of Being in Sombre: Archetypes, Wolf-Men and Bare Life

Jenny Chamarette

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/9780748641604.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Drawing on the work of Giorgio Agamben, this chapter examines two key aspects of Philippe Grandrieux's film Sombre (France, 1998): the scant traces of narrative available to the viewer in Sombre, and ... More


Troubled Everyday: The Aesthetics of Violence and the Everyday in European Art Cinema

Alison Taylor

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415224
eISBN:
9781474434829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415224.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Extreme violence in contemporary European art cinema is generally interpreted for its affective potential, but what about the significance of the everyday that so often frames and forms the majority ... More


Transgression, Transgression

Nikolaj Lübecker

in The Feel-Bad Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748697977
eISBN:
9781474412209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697977.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter aims to establish the intellectual context for the filmic corpus discussed throughout the book. Often the ‘feel-bad films’ have been compared with works of the historical avant-garde and ... More


‘A lightning that illuminates the banal’: Violence and the Everyday

Alison Taylor

in Troubled Everyday: The Aesthetics of Violence and the Everyday in European Art Cinema

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474415224
eISBN:
9781474434829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474415224.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter one establishes and justifies the link between a compelling tendency towards extremes in violence erupting out of the everyday in recent European cinema. It argues that while it is the nature ... More


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