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Possessed : hypnotic crimes, corporate fiction, and the invention of cinema

Author: Stefan Andriopoulos
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Series: Cinema and modernity.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Silent cinema and contemporaneous literature explored themes of mesmerism, possession, and the ominous agency of corporate bodies that subsumed individual identities. At the same time, critics accused film itself of exerting a hypnotic influence over spellbound audiences. Stefan Andriopoulos shows that all this anxiety over being governed by an outside force was no marginal oddity, but rather a pervasive concern in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stefan Andriopoulos
ISBN: 9780226020549 0226020541
OCLC Number: 173299336
Notes: Translated from the German.
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tales of hypnotic crime --
Invisible corporate bodies --
Staging the hypnotic crime --
Bernheim, Caligari, Mabuse: cinema and hypnotism --
Human and corporate bodies in Broch and Kafka.
Series Title: Cinema and modernity.
Other Titles: Besessene Körper.
Responsibility: Stefan Andriopoulos ; translated by Peter Jansen and Stefan Andriopoulos.
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Focuses on the terrifying notion of murder committed against one's will in silent cinema and contemporaneous literature in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This book helps readers  Read more...

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