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Post-war modernist cinema and philosophy : Confronting negativity and time, (electronic resource)

Post-war modernist cinema and philosophy : Confronting negativity and time
Post-war modernist cinema and philosophy
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Confronting negativity and time
  • Review: 'Ford draws on a wide range of research across film, modernist cultural and aesthetic theory and continental philosophical terrains. The work engages both with more recent film-philosophy scholarship and the disciplinary resources of film studies work on the movements and individual filmmakers in question. A successful and important contribution to scholarship on these films, their historical and aesthetic significance and their capacity to 'do' philosophy.' - Patrick Crogan, University of the West of England, UK
  • Summary: A unique study of four major post-war European films by four key 'auteurs', which argues that these films exemplify film modernism at the peak of its philosophical reflection and aesthetic experimentation. Directly contributing to the growing interdisciplinary areas of film-philosophy and modernist studies, as well as film history and theory, Post-War Modernist Cinema and Philosophy: Confronting Negativity and Time analyses four exemplary 1960s European films. Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) and Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966) are addressed for their unique contributions to the philosophical understanding of negativity, a discussion for which German philosopher Theodor Adorno's late work is the main literary source. Last Year in Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961) and L'eclisse (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962) are read through their contrasting subversive renderings of temporality, an analysis selectively utilising French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's notion of the 'time-image'. Appropriate for both academic readers and informed general enthusiasts of the cinema it addresses, the book demonstrates both philosophy's particular usefulness for the analysis of modernist cinema and film form's inherent potential for radical philosophical impact
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PN1995 .F595 2012
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Post-war modernist cinema and philosophy : Confronting negativity and time, (electronic resource)
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  • Epublication based on: 9780230368873
  • HAMISH FORD is Lecturer in Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Newcastle University, Australia. He has published journal articles in The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Senses of Cinema and Real Time, and has contributed to books including New Takes in Film-Philosophy (Palgrave, 2011)
  • Introduction PART I: THE NEGATIVE IMPRESSION Cinema's Ontological Challenge Reflexive Formal Violence PART II: AN ANXIOUS PAUSE Dangerous Temporalities A New World Conclusion Works Cited Notes Index
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  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Negativity rising, difficult time; Modernity - film - modernism; Hard reality, luminous ambiguity; Part I: The Negative Impression; 1 Cinema's Ontological Challenge; Radical visions of modernity; Bergman's interpersonal violence; Godard's impossible subjectivity; Stressing the negative; Touching the void; The reflexive charge of absence; Inscriptions of a world we don't believe in; 2 Formal Violence; The impact of space-time confusion; Dissonance and fragmentation; Anguished authorship; Autonomous materiality; The violent, open image
  • Intertextual sufferingGazing into negative space; Part Ii: An Anxious Pause; 3 Dangerous Temporalities; Controversies in time; Resnais' achronological shards; Antonioni's insidious durée; Cinema's 'essential' temporality; Advancing forms of time; Irrational intervals and indeterminacy; An ambivalent, impossible pause; 4 The New World; Temporality's gaze; The underground event; Uncomfortably at home; An immanent, alien landscape; The eternal return of difference; Temporality and difficult thought; Creativity and impower; Conclusion; Notes; Works Cited; Index
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