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Cinema against Spectacle: Technique and Ideology Revisited

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Book Series: Film Theory in Media History ISBN: 9789089645548 Year: Pages: 348 DOI: 10.5117/9789089645548 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Performing Arts
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Jean-Louis Comolli’s six-part essay Technique and Ideology had a revolutionary effect on film theory and history when it first appeared in Cahiers du Cinéma in 1971. In 2009, Comolli revisited his earlier text, arguing that the present age, marked by the total dominance of media-filtered spectacle over image production, makes the need for an 'emancipated, critical spectator' more pressing than ever. In this volume, Daniel Fairfax presents annotated translations of these two texts to provide an overview of Comolli’s activity as both a theorist and a filmmaker.

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