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Cinematicity in media history

Author: Jeffrey Geiger; Karin Littau
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection ... [focuses] on the relations of cinema to other media, artworks and diverse forms of entertainment, demarcating their sometimes conjoined, sometimes separate, histories ... [and] seeks to make visible the complex ways in which media anticipate, interfere with and draw on one another, demonstrating how what we have called 'cinematicity' makes itself felt in practices of seeing, reading, writing and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Geiger; Karin Littau
ISBN: 9780748676118 0748676112
OCLC Number: 850856318
Notes: "Chapters 1 to 3, Chapter 6 and Chapter 9 appeared in a special issue of Comparative critical studies 6.3 (October 2009), entitled 'Cinematicity' and a verson of Chapter 4 appeared in a special issue of e-Comparative critical studies: special online supplement 9.3 (October 2012)"--Acknowledgements, unnumbered page viii.
Description: xi, 244 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : cinematicity and comparative media / Jeffrey Geiger and Karin Littau --
Part 1. Cinematicity before cinema --
1. Dickensian 'dissolving views' : the magic lantern, visual storytelling and the Victorian technological imagination / Joss Marsh --
2. 'Never has one seen reality enveloped in such a phantasmagoria' : watching spectacular transformations, 1860-89 / Kristian Moen --
3. Moving-picture media and modernity : taking intermediate and ephemeral forms seriously / Ian Christie --
Part 2. Transitions : early cinema and cinematicity --
4. Reading in the age of Edison : the cinematicity of 'The yellow wall-paper' / Karin Littau --
5. Time and motion studies : Joycean cinematicity in A portrait of the artist as a young man / Keith B. Williams --
6. Nature caught in the act : on the transformation of an idea of art in early cinema / Nico Baumbach --
Part 3. Cinematicity in the 'classic' cinema age --
7. Cinematicity of speech and visibility of literature : the poetics of Soviet film scripts of the early sound film era / Anke Hennig --
8. Making America global : cinematicity and the aerial view / Jeffrey Geiger --
9. Invisible cities, visible cinema : illuminating shadows in late film noir / Tom Gunning --
Part 4. Digital cinematicity --
10. Cinema, video, game : astonishing aesthetics and the cinematic 'future' of computer graphics' past / Leon Gurevitch --
11. Miniature pleasures : on watching films on an iPhone / Martine Beugnet --
12. Kino-eye in reverse : visualizing cinema / Lev Manovich.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey Geiger and Karin Littau.

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What is 'cinematicity'? What does it mean to perceive the world cinematically? How have cinematic ways of seeing the world existed across different eras, textual modes, and media? This book  Read more...

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