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Complicating Articulation in Art Cinema

ISBN : 9780192894069

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¥13,299
著者: 
Benedict Morrison
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208 ページ
フォーマット
Hardcover
サイズ
156 x 234 mm
刊行日
2021年07月
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Oxford English Monographs
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Complicating Articulation in Art Cinema argues that art cinema draws attention to its disjointed, multi-parted form, but that criticism has too frequently sought to explain this complexity away by stitching the parts together in totalizing readings. This stitching together has often relied on the assumption that the solution to art cinema's puzzles lies in interpreting each film as the expression of a focalizing character's internal disturbance. This book challenges this assumption. It argues that the attempt to explain formal complexity through this character-centric approach reduces formal achievements and enigmatic characters to inadequate approximations of one another. Reference to character cannot fully tame unschematic and unpredictable combinations of - and collisions between - contradictory levels of narration, clashing styles, discontinuously edited shots, jarring allusions, dislocated genre signifiers, and intermedial elements. Through close analyses of films by Roberto Rossellini, Robert Bresson, Luis Bunuel, Terence Davies, Peter Greenaway, and Kelly Reichardt, Complicating Articulation in Art Cinema offers an ethics of criticism that suggests that the politics of art cinema's eccentric form are limited by character-centred readings. Each of the featured films presents inarticulate characters, whose emotional and intellectual lives are unknowable, further complicating the relationship between character and form. This book argues that, by acknowledging this resistance to interpretation, critics can think in new ways about art cinema's interrogation of the possibilities of knowledge.

目次: 

Introduction: Articulating Art Cinema
1 Articulation in Ruins: Complicating Style in Germania anno zero
2 Telling Tales: Complicating Narration in Journal d'un cure de campagne
3 Untidying the Image: Complicating Editing in Belle de Jour
4 Queering Articulation: Complicating Bricolage in The Long Day Closes
5 The Technology of Articulation: Complicating Intermedia in The Pillow Book
6 Indecipherable Lostness: Complicating Genre in Meek's Cutoff
Conclusion

著者について: 

Benedict Morrison is a lecturer in Literature, Film, and Television at the University of Exeter. He was educated at Merton College, University of Oxford.

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