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Screening nature : cinema beyond the human

Author: Anat Pick; Guinevere Narraway
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Environmentalism and ecology are areas of rapid growth in academia and society at large. This is a comprehensive work that groups together the wide range of concerns in the field of cinema and the environment, and what could be termed 'posthuman cinema.' It comprises key readings that highlight the centrality of nature and nonhuman animals to the cinematic medium, and to the language and institution of film.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anat Pick; Guinevere Narraway
ISBN: 9781782382263 1782382267
OCLC Number: 841893012
Description: vi, 295 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: intersecting ecology and film / Anat Pick and Guinevere Narraway --
Eco-poetics: film, form, and the natural world. Three worlds: dwelling and worldhood on screen / Anat Pick --
Ten skies, 13 lakes, 15 pools: structure, immanence and eco-aesthetics in The swimmer and James Benning's land films / Silke Panse --
Land as protagonist: an interview with James Benning / Silke Panse --
Zoe-tropes: envisioning the nonhuman. Anthropomorphism and its vicissitudes: reflections on homme-sick cinema / James Leo Cahill --
Animism and the performative realist cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul / May Adol Ingawanij --
Was blind but now I see: animal liberation documentaries' deconstruction of barriers to witnessing injustice / Carrie Packwood Freeman and Scott Tulloch --
Filming the frozen south: animals in early Antarctic exploration films / Elizabeth Leane and Stephen Nicol --
Eco-politics: environment, image, ideology. Dirty pictures: framing pollution and desire in "new new queer cinema" / Sophie Mayer --
Utopia in the mud: nature and landscape in the Soviet science fiction film / Elana Gomel --
Animals, avatars and the gendering of nature / Claire Molloy --
Buried land: filming the Bosnian pyramids / Steven Eastwood and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes --
Eco-praxis: film as environmental practice. Strange seeing: re-viewing nature in the films of Rose Lowder / Guinevere Narraway --
The art of self-emptying and ecological integration: Bae Yong-Kyun's Why has Bodhidharma left for the East? / Chia-ju Chang --
An inconvenient truth: science and argumentation in the expository documentary film / David Ingram --
Planet in focus: environmental film festivals / Kay Armatage.
Responsibility: edited by Anat Pick and Guinevere Narraway.

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