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Cinematic Chronotopes

Author : Pepita Hesselberth
ISBN : 9781623566470
Genre : Performing Arts
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The site of cinema is on the move. The extent to which technologically mediated sounds and images continue to be experienced as cinematic today is largely dependent on the intensified sense of being 'here,' 'now' and 'me' that they convey. This intensification is fundamentally rooted in the cinematic's potential to intensify our experience of time, to convey time's thickening, of which the sense of place, and a sense of self-presence are the correlatives. In this study, Pepita Hesselberth traces this thickening of time across four different spatio-temporal configurations of the cinematic: a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Andy Warhol (1928-1987); the handheld aesthetics of European art-house films; a large-scale media installation by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer; and the usage of the trope of the flash-forward in mainstream Hollywood cinema. Only by juxtaposing these cases by looking at what they have in common, this study argues, can we grasp the complexity of the changes that the cinematic is currently undergoing.

An Accented Cinema

Author : Hamid Naficy
ISBN : 0691043914
Genre : Performing Arts
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An overview of the filmmaking of postcolonial, Third World, and other displaced individuals living in the West. How their personal experiences of exile or diaspora translate into cinema is a key focus of the text. The text presents comprehensive and global coverage of this genre.

Urbanization And The Migrant In British Cinema

Author : Gareth Millington
ISBN : 9781137473998
Genre : Social Science
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This book examines a cycle of films about migration made in the late 1990s and 2000s. It argues that these films present a novel (and radical) aesthetic of planetary urbanization based upon the mobility of the migrant and the dissolution of the city. A stimulating cinematic analysis of our expanding urban fabric, it offers an alternative to the ‘cultural cityism’ of many other films about migration. The author demonstrates that this particular film cycle offers a rare, sustained consideration of the travails and struggles for urban life by migrants beyond and without the city. Yet the city haunts these films like a spectre: the city that has been lost, the ‘present’ city that excludes and the possible ‘cities of refuge’ of the future. Offering new insights into the cinematic portrayal of the figure of the migrant and how this is constructed in relation to urbanization processes, this book will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, film and media studies, human geography, and urban studies.

The Chronotope Of Ecocinema

Author : Katrin Pesch
ISBN : OCLC:869308992
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This thesis presents a critical intervention in the emerging fields of ecocinema and transnational film studies. Moving beyond ecocinema studies'engagement with environmental and ecological issues, I argue for a new methodology that analyzes the complex interlacing ecologies of cinema from a transnational perspective. My reading of two films by Chinese director Ning Hao, Mongolian Ping Pong (2005) and Crazy Stone (2006), employs Bakhtin's notion of the chronotope and his concept of horizon and environment as an analytical directory to the different perceptual horizons of director, characters/actors and audience intersecting in Ning's films. The first chapter discusses some of the problems and limitations that the premise of ecocinema as a critical paradigm engenders. The second chapter sets out to shift the perspective as to where the ecological significance of cinematic works is located. I argue that Ning's meditation on the cultural changes and economic pressures within contemporary Chinese society represents only one aspect of his films' ecological implication. Their actual intersection with the environment happens within the institution of cinema. Where the horizon exists as both a physical entity and perceptual modality, the chronotopes of films establish a zone of direct contact between the characters and (transnational) audiences. Thus, the production, distribution, and consumption of film require scholarly attention beyond the scope of transnational or ecocritical approaches alone. Films mean and do different things in different places, contexts and times. The exchange between film and viewer carries ecological significance.

Critical Essays On Mikhail Bakhtin

Author : Caryl Emerson
ISBN : UOM:39015050284903
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Each volume in this series provides an introduction tracing the subject author's critical reputation, trends in interpretation, developments in textual and biographical scholarship, and reprints of selected essays and reviews, beginning with the author's contemporaries and continuing through to current scholarship. Many volumes also feature new essays by leading scholars and critics, specially commissioned for the series.

Compact Cinematics

Author : Pepita Hesselberth
ISBN : 9781501322273
Genre : Performing Arts
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Compact Cinematics challenges the dominant understanding of cinema to focus on the various compact, short, miniature, pocket-sized forms of cinematics that have existed from even before its standardization in theatrical form, and in recent years have multiplied and proliferated, taking up an increasingly important part of our everyday multimedia environment. Short films or micro-narratives, cinematic pieces or units re-assembled into image archives and looping themes, challenge the concepts that have traditionally been used to understand cinematic experience, like linear causality, sequentiality, and closure, and call attention to complex and modular forms of cinematic expression and perception. Such forms, in turn, seem to meet the requirements of digital convergence, which has pushed the development of more compact and mobile hardware for the display and use of audiovisual content on laptops, smartphones, and tablets. Meanwhile, contemporary economies of digital content acquisition, filing, and sharing equally require the shrinking of cinematic content for it to be recorded, played, projected, distributed, and installed with ease and speed. In this process, cinematic experience is shortened and condensed as well, so as to fit the late-capitalist attention economy. The essays in this volume ask what this changed technical, socio-economic and political situation entails for the aesthetics and experience of contemporary cinematics, and call attention to different concepts, theories and tools at our disposal to analyze these changes.

The Cinema Of Me

Author : Alisa Lebow
ISBN : 9780231850162
Genre : Performing Arts
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When a filmmaker makes a film with herself as a subject, she is already divided as both the subject matter of the film and the subject making the film. The two senses of the word are immediately in play – the matter and the maker—thus the two ways of being subjectified as both subject and object. Subjectivity finds its filmic expression, not surprisingly, in very personal ways, yet it is nonetheless shaped by and in relation to collective expressions of identity that can transform the cinema of 'me' into the cinema of 'we'. Leading scholars and practitioners of first-person film are brought together in this groundbreaking collection to consider the theoretical, ideological, and aesthetic challenges wrought by this form of filmmaking in its diverse cultural, geographical, and political contexts.

Hejduk S Chronotope

Author : K. Michael Hays
ISBN : 1568980787
Genre : Architecture
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Anyone interested in the intersection of theory and practice in architecture will appreciate the insight offered by Hejduk's Chronotope. With essays by Stan Allen, Peggy Deamer, K. Michael Hays, Catherine Ingraham, Detlef Mertins, Edward Mitchell, and Robert Somol, the volume examines today's tendency towards theoretical production, as exemplified by John Hejduk, known for his ventures outside the realm of the practical. Hejduk, the Dean of the School of Architecture at The Cooper Union, has created a unique body of theoretical work: publications such as Mask of Medusa; and small-scale constructions such as his compelling "masques,"structures that fall between architecture, scenography, sculpture, and poetry. Additionally, Hejduk has several built works to his name—housing in Berlin and a renovation of The Cooper Union—which display the same themes and tectonics as his theoretical creations.

The Graphic Novel

Author : Jan Baetens
ISBN : 9058671097
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The essays collected in this volume were first presented at the international and interdisciplinary conference on the Graphic Novel hosted by the Institute for Cultural Studies (University of Leuven) in 2000.The issues discusses by the conference are twofold. Firstly, that of trauma representation, an issue escaping by definition from any imaginable specific field. Secondly, that of a wide range of topics concerning the concept of "visual narrative," an issue which can only be studied by comparing as many media and practices as possible.The essays of this volume are grouped here in two major parts, their focus depending on either a more general topic or on a very specific graphic author. The first part of the book, "Violence and trauma in the Graphic Novel", opens with a certain number of reflections on the representation of violence in literary and visual graphic novels, and continues with a whole set of close readings of graphic novels by Art Spiegelman (Maus I and II) and Jacques Tardi (whose masterwork "C'?tait la guerre des tranch?es" is still waiting for its complete English translation). The second part of the book presents in the first place a survey of the current graphic novel production, and insists sharply on the great diversity of the range in the various 'continental' traditions (for instance underground 'comix', and feminist comics, high-art graphic novels, critical superheroes-fiction) whose separation is nowadays increasingly difficult to maintain. It continues and ends with a set of theoretical interventions where not only the reciprocal influences of national and international traditions, but also those between genres and media are strongly forwarded, the emphasis being here mainly on problems concerning ways of looking and positions of spectatorship.

Shakespeare Bakhtin And Film

Author : Keith Harrison
ISBN : 9783319597430
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book explores how Bakhtin’s ideas can illuminate the compelling but uneasy fusion of Shakespeare and cinema. With a wide variety of tones, languages, cultural orientations, and thematic concerns, film directors have updated, translated, transposed, fragmented, parodied, and geographically re-situated Shakespeare. Keith Harrison illustrates how Bakhtin’s interlinked writings in various fields can fruitfully be applied to an understanding of how the ongoing responsiveness of filmmakers to Shakespeare’s historically remote words can shape self-expressive acts of co-authoring in another medium. Through the use of such Bakhtinian concepts as the chronotope, heteroglossia, the carnivalesque, and polyphony, Harrison details how filmmakers—faithful to their specific cultures, genders, geographies, and historical moments—dialogically locate their particularity through Shakespeare’s presence.

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