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La parata dei fantasmi : Proposte per una filosofia post-cinema

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ISBN: 9788831978095 DOI: 10.4000/books.aaccademia.3810 Language: Italian
Publisher: Accademia University Press
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License: OpenEdition Licence for Books

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L’invenzione del cinema, perfezionamento della fotografia, ha dato modo agli umani di vedere doppi realistici di corpi in azione, in realtà ombre, fantasmi, spettri, prima muti, poi parlanti, suscitabili a piacere a ogni proiezione, con il solo limite d’essere condannati a ripetere ogni volta gli stessi gesti, a pronunciare le stesse parole. Eppure questo limite non è solo una condanna, non è solo ripetizione, non ricalca necessariamente i sentieri dell’identico. Il cinema, in certi casi, è in grado di veicolare con le sue immagini qualcosa come una quintessenza, e quelle ombre, quegli spettri, quei doppi, sono in grado di dirci, sul nostro corpo, sul rapporto con il mondo, sui movimenti, sui gesti, sul tempo, sull’identità, sulla memoria, sul mito, qualcosa di rilevante anche sul piano filosofico. È quanto si spera risulti dalla lettura di queste note, avvertendo comunque che esse, nel loro andamento non sistematico, si appoggeranno a oggetti e soggetti filmici in apparenza eterogenei, da Pasolini a Orson Welles, da Rossellini a Bela Tarr, da Raul Ruiz a Bressane, da Tsai Ming Liang a Cronenberg, da Ejzenštejn a Godard, da Dreyer a Scorsese, da Fellini a Gianikian e Ricci Lucchi, da Chantal Akerman a Twin Peaks 3, non senza qualche rapido excursus teatrale, tra Artaud e Carmelo Bene.

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philosophy --- post-cinema --- images --- movie

Queering the Shakespeare Film

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ISBN: 9781474237031 9781474237055 9781474237048 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102550
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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A range of mainstream and independent English language film productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, Twelfth Night, and The Merchant of Venice take centre stage in Queering the Shakespeare Film. This study critiques the various representations of the queer – broadly understood as that which is at odds with what has been deemed to be the normal, the legitimate, and the dominant, particularly – but not exclusively – as regards sexual matters, in the Shakespeare film. The movies chosen for analysis correspond deliberately with those Shakespeare plays that, as written texts, have been subjected to a great deal of productive study in a queer context since the beginnings of queer theory in the early 1990s. Thus the book extends the ongoing queer discussion of these written texts to their counterpart cinematic texts. Queering the Shakespeare Film is a much-needed alternative and complementary critical history of the Shakespeare film genre.

Digital Tools in Media Studies

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Book Series: Medienumbrüche ISBN: 9783839410233 9783837610239 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.14361/9783839410233 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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Digital tools are increasingly used in media studies, opening up new perspectives for research and analysis, while creating new problems at the same time. In this volume, international media scholars and computer scientists present their projects, varying from powerful film-historical databases to automatic video analysis software, discussing their application of digital tools and reporting on their results. This book is the first publication of its kind and a helpful guide to both media scholars and computer scientists who intend to use digital tools in their research, providing information on applications, standards, and problems.

Paris in the Dark

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ISBN: 9781478090281 9781478007531 9781478006923 9781478006114 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.1215/9781478090281 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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In Paris in the Dark Eric Smoodin takes readers on a journey through the streets, cinemas, and theaters of Paris to sketch a comprehensive picture of French film culture during the 1930s and 1940s. Drawing on a wealth of journalistic sources, Smoodin recounts the ways films moved through the city, the favored stars, and what it was like to go to the movies in a city with hundreds of cinemas. In a single week in the early 1930s, moviegoers might see Hollywood features like King Kong and Frankenstein, the new Marlene Dietrich and Maurice Chevalier movies, and any number of films from Italy, Germany, and Russia. Or they could frequent the city's ciné-clubs, which were hosts to the cinéphile subcultures of Paris. At other times, a night at the movies might result in an evening of fascist violence, even before the German Occupation of Paris, while after the war the city's cinemas formed the space for reconsolidating French film culture. In mapping the cinematic geography of Paris, Smoodin expands understandings of local film exhibition and the relationships of movies to urban space.

The Politics of Imagination

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Book Series: Kultur- und Medientheorie ISBN: 9783839406816 9783899426816 Year: Pages: 198 DOI: 10.14361/9783839406816 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Media and communication
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This book explores Walter Benjamin, Siegfried Kracauer and Alexander Kluge's analyses of the role that a rejuvenation in the capacity for imagination can play in encouraging us to reconceive the possibilities of the past, the present, and the future outside of the parameters of the status quo. The concept of imagination to which the title of the book refers is not a strictly defined, stable concept, but rather a term which is employed to refer to a capacity that facilitates both an active, creative relationship to one's environment, and a process of mediation between the outside world and one's own experiences and memories. Through a detailed analysis of their engagements with subjects that span a broad range of historical and thematic contexts (including topics as diverse as literature, children's play, film, photography, history, and television) the book charts the extent to which the concept of imagination plays a central role in Benjamin, Kracauer, and Kluge's explorations of a mode of perception and experience which could serve as a catalyst for the creation and sustenance of a desire for a different kind of future.

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