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Figures of desire : a theory and analysis of surrealist film

Author: Linda Williams
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, [1992], ©1981.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the theoretical and poetic writings of the Surrealists during the period from 1910 to 1930. This title traces the emergence of a poetics of the cinematic image based upon the fluid  Read more...

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Named Person: Luis Buñuel; Salvador Dalí; Luis Buñuel; Salvador Dalí; Luis Buñuel; Salvador Dalí; Salvador Dalí
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Williams
ISBN: 0520078969 9780520078963
OCLC Number: 24589989
Notes: Originally published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1981.
Description: xvii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Preface to the Paperback Edition --
Introduction --
1. The Image --
The Image in Pre-Surrealist Poetic Theory --
The Surrealist Image --
Goudal, Artaud, and Denos in Search of the "Language" of Dreams --
Freud, Lacan, and the Unconscious --
Surrealist Film and the Imaginary --
2. Un Chien andalou --
Jakobson's Metaphor and Metonymy: Rhetorical Figures in Film --
The Prologue to Un Chien andalou: A Surrealist Film Metaphor --
Latent Meaning --
The Meaning of the Figures --
3. L'Age d'or --
L'Age d'or and Its Myth --
L'Age d'or: A Description of the Film --
L'Age d'or as Myth --
Interdiction and Transgression --
Diegesis and Figure --
The False Mirror --
4. Contemporary Surrealism: Bunuel's The Phantom of Liberty and That Obscure Object of Desire --
The Phantom of Liberty --
Permutations of Freedom --
Surrealist Metonymy --
That Obscure Object of Desire --
5. Conclusion: The Figures of Desire --
Film Fetish --
Bibliography --
Supplementary Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Linda Williams.
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