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|ISBN:||9780813543277 0813543274 9780813543284 0813543282|
|Description:||xii, 257 p.,  p. de planches : ill. (certaines en coul.) ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Overture Thinking about the studios at Neubabelsberg. The Dreamers, Doris Day, the predicament of the "onlooker," Now, Voyager, and Dead Man A Voluptuous Gaze Thinking about a dream of Sandra Oh, Short Cuts, Safe, Sideways, The Lookout, Disturbia, The Dead Zone, the gaze or the glance turning away from film, the "cinema of attractions," glancing at plot, Magnolia, battle effects, Rebecca, Requiem for a Heavyweight, Gojira, "panoramic perception," and vertiginous games. The Hero in the China Sea Thinking about Nicholas Ray's filmmaking, storylines and lines of action, performance and continuity, and Rebel Without a Cause. A Great Face Thinking about Alfred Hitchcock, North by Northwest, monuments and legalities, Mount Rushmore, stereopticons and the rear-projection process, Gary Cooper, George W. Bush, James Stewart, and Cary Grant. The Smoke and the Knife Thinking about Fritz Lang's M, police procedure, craft thieving, the rationality of smoke, women in Weimar Germany, motherhood and surveillance, severing and civilization. A Callfrom Everywhere Thinking about On the Beach, The Exorcist, acousmetre: the voice that cannot be seen, The Wizard of Oz, And the Ship Sails On ... , The Man Who Knew Too Much, Pan's Labyrinth, Trafic, narrative and de-acousmatization, and Stage Fright. As Time Goes By Thinking about cinematic transitions, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Lawrence of Arabia and the pre-lap, The Passenger, Blackmail, The Graduate, "faux pre-lap" in Chinatown, Three Days of the Condor, The Conversation, the upholstering buffer, the acousmetre passe, the "gasp" and the "turn," From Russia with Love, The Bourne Identity, Saturday Night Fever, editing and sound in the 1970s, Stanley Kubrick and Nestor Almendros. The Speaking Eye Thinking about the speaking eye, the democratic screen, Jaws, animal performance, acting and authenticity, falling out of role, cinematic realism and cinematic reality, My Man Godfrey, Mischa Auer, "reading" the screen, the morality and politics of watching, the "doctrine of natural expression," the filmmaker's will, and cinematic "importance" Not an Unusual Story Thinking about Vertigo, Dinner at Eight, the sound revolution, John Barrymore, The Last Laugh, class structure and the comedy of manners, modernity and social collapse, The Great Depression and ressentiment, writing that obliterates the writer, "looking marvelous," performance and biography, and the acting of Marie Dressler. The Horse Who Drank the Sky Thinking about the cinematic sense of place, fragmentation, shellshock, explosions in cinema, Babel, Until the End of the World, Royal Wedding, extraterritoriality and television, Fahrenheit 451, the coup d'oeil, Sergeant York, "invisible landscapes," theater design and "marginal appreciation," mental vertigo, The Bourne Supremacy, Tourettic cinema, Blow-Up, color, and The Band Wagon. Works Cited and Consulted Index|
A testament to the critical force of cinephilia, this book moves effortlessly across a dazzling array of films and ways of reading them. Pomerance counts among the most compelling writers on cinema