Avant le cinéma: L'oeil et l'image

By Daniel Banda, José Moure

Le rêve de transporter, de projeter et d’animer les photographs est peut-être immémorial et l’histoire de ceux qui ont voulu faire vivre ce rêve est déjà longue quand, en 1895, les frères Lumière projettent los angeles vie, prise sur le vif, sur l’écran du cinématographe. Cette anthologie rassemble quelque cent textes qui nous invitent à parcourir une histoire culturelle de los angeles imaginative and prescient, de ses moyens et dispositifs, de l’idée que nous nous faisons du obvious, des attentes, des croyances et de l’imaginaire qui s’y rattachent, afin de mieux comprendre nos propres façons de voir et de vivre avec les images.

De Platon à Jules Verne, avant le cinéma, sans le cinéma, se croisent les préoccupations philosophiques, artistiques et littéraires autant que sociales, scientifiques et strategies. Autour des jeux de l’ombre et de l. a. lumière, de l. a. chambre noire, des lanternes magiques, de los angeles fantasmagorie, des panoramas, de l. a. photographie, des machines optiques et des photographs en mouvement, dialoguent, parmi bien d’autres, Vinci, Kepler et Sterne, Kircher, Inés de los angeles Cruz et Leibniz, Robertson, Balzac et Strindberg, et encore Kleist, Wordsworth et Hawthorne, Lichtenberg, Hoffmann, Hugo, Marx et Zola, Arago, Poe, Delacroix et Nadar, Plateau, Baudelaire, Marey et Edison, Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, H. G. Wells et Charles Cros…

Daniel Banda, professeur agrégé, enseigne l. a. philosophie au Lycée Victor Hugo à Paris et l’esthétique à l’université de Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne. José Moure, ancien élève de l’École normale supérieure, est professeur en études cinématographiques à l’université de Paris I Panthéon- Sorbonne. Ensemble, ils ont publié "Le Cinéma : naissance d’un artwork: 1895-1920" et "Le Cinéma : l’art d’une civilisation: 1920-1960".

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Dark Borders: Film Noir and American Citizenship

By Jonathan Auerbach

Dark Borders connects anxieties approximately citizenship and nationwide belonging in midcentury the USA to the experience of alienation conveyed via American movie noir. Jonathan Auerbach offers in-depth interpretations of greater than a dozen of those darkish crime thrillers, contemplating them relating to U.S. nationwide safety features enacted from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s. the expansion of a family intelligence-gathering gear prior to, in the course of, and after the second one global battle raised unsettling questions on who was once American and who was once now not, and the way to inform the variation. Auerbach indicates how politics and aesthetics merge in those noirs, whose oft-noted uncanniness betrays the phobia that “un-American” foes lurk in the place of birth. This tone of dispossession used to be mirrored in famous movies, together with Double Indemnity, Out of the Past, and Pickup on South Street, and no more widely used noirs comparable to Stranger at the 3rd Floor, The Chase, and Ride the red Horse. even if tracing the implications of the Gestapo in the USA, or the doubtful borderlines that separate the USA from Cuba and Mexico, those video clips blur obstacles; in and out turn into stressed as (presumed) foreigners take over family house. To think like a stranger on your own residence: this can be the ordinary affective of citizenship intensified by way of wartime and chilly warfare safety features, in addition to a main temper using many midcentury noir films.

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Ex-Cinema: From a Theory of Experimental Film and Video

By Akira Mizuta Lippit

What does it suggest for movie and video to be experimental? during this choice of essays framed by way of the idea that “ex-”—meaning from, outside, and no longer—Akira Mizuta Lippit explores the classy, technical, and theoretical reverberations of avant-garde movie and video. Ex-Cinema is a sustained mirrored image at the ways that experimental media artists circulation outdoors the conventions of mainstream cinema and begin a discussion at the which means of cinema itself.

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La nouvelle vague : Une école artistique (3e édition)

By Michel Marie

Los angeles Nouvelle obscure est l’un des mouvements cinématographiques les plus célèbres de l’histoire du cinéma. Est-ce pour autant une « école » au sens que ce terme possède en histoire de l’art ? C’est l’analyse que suggest ce livre en précisant les stipulations économiques et innovations d’apparition des motion pictures des jeunes cinéastes des années 1958-1962. 

La Nouvelle imprecise est d’abord un slogan journalistique, mais c’est aussi un thought critique, fondé sur un mode de construction et des choix innovations et stylistiques. C’est également une esthétique nouvelle qu’illustrent des motion pictures comme À bout de souffle, Les Quatre cents coups, L’Eau à l. a. bouche ou Les Cousins

Cette troisième édition se nourrit des nouveaux travaux que ne cesse de susciter ce phénomène qui a profondément marqué l’histoire du cinéma dans le monde entier. 

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Deforming American Political Thought: Ethnicity, Facticity, and Genre

By Michael J. Shapiro

By putting forward the relativity of the yank old mind's eye, political theorist Michael J. Shapiro deals a robust polemic opposed to ethnocentric interpretations of yankee tradition and politics. Deforming American Political inspiration analyzes matters that variety from the character of Thomas Jefferson's imaginative and prescient of an egalitarian country to the patience of racial inequality. Shapiro bargains a multifaceted argument that transcends the myopic scope of conventional political discourse. Deforming American Political inspiration illustrates some of the ways that heritage, structure, movie, track, literature, and paintings supply ways to the comprehension of various points of yank political suggestion from the founding to the current. utilizing those likely disparate disciplines as a framework, Shapiro paints an image of yank political philosophy that's as specified because it enlightening. Shapiro explores the traditionally very important position of dissenting issues of view in American politics and asserts its carrying on with significance in modern-day political panorama. Exploring such different works as slave narratives, modern movies, style fiction, and blues and jazz track, Shapiro unearths that there have consistently been dissenting voices casting doubt at the ethical function and exceptionalism of the yank brain. An exceptional inquiry into American politics, Deforming American Political suggestion would certainly serve to reinvigorate discussions concerning the essence of yank political thought.

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Claire Denis (Contemporary Film Directors)

By Judith Mayne

Greatly considered as the most cutting edge and passionate filmmakers operating in France at the present time, Claire Denis has persevered to make appealing and difficult motion pictures because the 1988 liberate of her first function, Chocolat. Judith Mayne's accomplished research of those movies strains Denis' occupation and discusses her significant function motion pictures in wealthy aspect. Born in Paris yet having grown up in Africa, Denis explores in her motion pictures the legacies of French colonialism and the advanced relationships among sexuality, gender and race. From the grownup girl who observes her prior as a toddler in Cameroon to the Lithuanian immigrant who arrives in Paris and watches a serial killer to the disgraced French overseas Legionnaire trying to make feel of his previous, the themes of Denis' motion pictures always revisit subject matters of gazing, bearing witness, and making touch, in addition to displacement, masculinity, and the migratory topic. Judith Mayne, Professor of French and Women's stories on the Ohio nation collage, is the writer of six books: Framed: Lesbians, Feminists, and Media tradition; Directed by way of Dorothy Arzner; Cinema and Spectatorship; the girl on the Keyhole: Feminism and Women's Cinema; Kino a

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The Forgotten Village: Life in a Mexican Village

By John Steinbeck

The novelist who wrote The Grapes of Wrath and the director who produced concern and lighting Out in Europe mixed their fantastic abilities to inform the tale of the arriving of recent medication to the natives of Mexico. there were numerous impressive examples of this pen-camera approach to narration, however the Forgotten Village is exclusive between them in that the textual content used to be written sooner than a unmarried photograph used to be shot. The publication and the motion picture from which it used to be made have, therefore, a continuity and a dramatic progress to not be present in the so-called documentary motion pictures.
The digicam team that, headed by way of Kline and with Steinbeck's script to hand, recorded this narrative of start and dying, of witch medical professionals and vaccines, of the previous Mexico and the recent, spent 9 months off the paths of Mexico. They traveled millions of miles to discover simply the village they wanted; they borrowed young children from the govt. institution, took males from the fields, their other halves from the markets, and outdated medication lady from her hut by means of the aspect of the path. The movie they made (for liberate in 1941) is 8000 ft lengthy. From this wealth of images 136 pictures have been chosen for his or her intrinsic attractiveness and for the sleek concord with which they accompany Steinbeck's textual content.
This new script-photograph means of narration conveys its rules with unexcelled brilliance and immediacy. within the palms of such grasp story-tellers as Steinbeck and Kline, it makes the reader seize his breath for the wonder and the reality of the story.

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Clint Eastwood (Pocket Essential series)

Pocket necessities is a dynamic sequence of books which are concise, energetic, and simple to learn. full of evidence in addition to professional reviews, every one publication has all of the key details you want to learn about such well known issues as movie, tv, cult fiction, heritage, and extra. Clint Eastwood was catapulted to movie stardom as "The guy with out identify" in Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns. as soon as tested as a celeb, he grew to become the toilet Wayne of his period, an American icon whose box-office drawing strength remained undiluted 3 many years later, regardless of unfriendly critics, destructive gossip, and unspectacular forays into politics. Uniquely, Eastwood used his new-found famous person prestige to release a moment, and arguably extra winning profession as a director. This e-book analyzes all of Eastwood's motion pictures as a director, and contains information regarding his performing profession, quite these movies directed by means of individuals of his "stock company," in addition to tracing the impacts of his work.

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Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Films

By Kelly Oliver

No longer is being pregnant a repulsive or shameful situation in Hollywood motion pictures, yet an enticing characteristic, usually improving the romantic or comedic storyline of a feminine personality. Kelly Oliver investigates this curious shift and its mirrored image of adjusting attitudes towards women's roles in replica and the kin. now not all representations characterize growth. Oliver unearths that during many being pregnant motion pictures, our anxieties over glossy reproductive practices and applied sciences are made appear, and sometimes perpetuate conventions curbing women's freedom. studying such movies as Where the guts Is (2000), Riding in autos with Boys (2001), Palindromes (2004), Saved! (2004), Quinceañera (2006), Children of Men (2006), Knocked Up (2007), Juno (2007), Baby Mama (2008), Away We Go (2009), Precious (2009), The Back-up Plan (2010), Due Date (2010), and Twilight: Breaking Dawn (2011), Oliver investigates being pregnant as a motor vehicle for love, a political factor of "choice," a illustration of the web hosting of "others," a prism for fears of miscegenation, and a display for contemporary technological anxieties.

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The Thin Red Line (Philosophers on Film)

The skinny crimson Line is the 3rd feature-length movie from acclaimed director Terrence Malick, set in the course of the fight among American and jap forces for Guadalcanal within the South Pacific in the course of global battle . it's a robust, enigmatic and complicated movie that increases very important philosophical questions, starting from the existential and phenomenological to the inventive and technical.

This is the 1st assortment devoted to exploring the philosophical elements of Malick’s movie. beginning with a invaluable creation that locations the movie in context, 5 essays, 4 of which have been in particular commissioned for this assortment, pass directly to study the following:

  • the exploration of Heideggerian themes – corresponding to being-towards-death and the vulnerability of Dasein’s world – in The skinny purple Line
  • how Malick’s movie explores and cinematically expresses the embodied nature of our adventure of, and service provider in, the world
  • Malick’s use of cinematic strategies, and the way the fashion of his pictures shapes our affective, emotional, and cognitive responses to the film
  • the position that photographs of nature play in Malick’s cinema, and his ‘Nietzschean’ perception of human nature.

The skinny crimson Line is vital interpreting for college kids attracted to philosophy and picture or phenomenology and existentialism. It additionally offers an available and informative perception into philosophy for these in similar disciplines reminiscent of movie experiences, literature and religion.

Contributors: Simon Critchley, Hubert Dreyfus and Camilo Prince, David Davies, Amy Coplan, Iain Macdonald.

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