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Reflexivity in film and literature : from Don Quixote to Jean-Luc Godard

Author: Robert Stam
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Reflexivity refers to those moments in fiction and film when the work suddenly calls attention to itself as a fictional construct. For example, in literature a character might suddenly step out of the story and address the reader. This study of reflexivity in film and literature pays special attention to "Don Quixote", one of the first such examples of reflexivity in the novel, and to Jean-Luc Godard and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Stam
ISBN: 0231079443 9780231079440 0231079451 9780231079457
OCLC Number: 25632301
Notes: Originally published: Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI Research Press, ©1985. With new pref.
Description: xxi, 285 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Allegories of spectatorship. The complicity of the spectator --
Realism and the desiring spectator --
Film and dreams : Sherlock, Jr. --
Fiction and voyeurism --
A paradigmatic instance : Hitchcock's Rear Window --
Rear Window : the critique of voyeurism --
The shattering of distance --
Voyeurism and point-of-view --
Voyeurism and neighborliness --
Godard's erotic sabotage --
A Married Woman and Masculine, Feminine --
Feminist pornography --
Numero Deux and Every Man for Himself --
Obscure objects of desire --
2. The process of production. Art and the culture industry : Balzac's Lost Illusions --
Hollywood on Hollywood : the silent period --
Film and productive labor : the man with the movie camera --
Hollywood reflexivity : the sound film --
Sunset Boulevard --
The musical and self-flaunting artifice --
Reflexivity and animation --
Auteurism and its discontents --
Fellini and 8 1/2 --
The new Hollywood : Peter Bogdanovich and Targets --
New German reflexivity : Beware of a Holy Whore --
Truffaut and Day for Night --
Filmmaking in the third world --
Andrzej Wajda and Man of Marble --
Declining stars : Fedora and Veronika Voss --
Into the eighties : Godard and Wenders --
3. The genre of self-consciousness. The cameo appearance : from Cervantes to Woody Allen --
The self-conscious genre : summa, anatomy, carnival --
The centrality of parody --
The Quixotic theme --
The narrative strategies of reflexivity --
Story and discourse --
Tempo in film and novel --
Titles and intertitles --
The dialogue of author/reader/spectator --
The self-correcting style --
The indeterminate text --
The incorporation of criticism --
Reflexive adaptations : Tom Jones, Lolita, The French Lieutenant's Woman --
The multiplicity of styles --
4. The carnival of modernism. A seminal instance : Ubu Roi --
Ubu's grandchild : the modernism of Jean-Luc Godard --
Godard and avant-garde theatre --
Carnival and the apocalypse --
The Exterminating Angel --
Ubu and Les Carabiniers --
Les Carabiniers : the war film intertext --
Carnival and Latin American culture --
Brazilian modernism and the cannibalist metaphor --
Mario de Andrade and the carnivalization of language --
Macunaima : from novel to film --
The politics of carnival --
5. The pleasures of subversion. The lessons of Brecht --
The lessons applied : Tout Va Bien --
The politics of technique --
Further applications : Numero Deux --
The video subversion of language : split writing/split screen --
Realism, reflexivity, sexuality : Sauve Qui Peut/(la Vie) --
The politics of pleasure : Jonah Who Will be 25 in the Year 2000 --
Beyond deconstruction.
Responsibility: by Robert Stam.

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