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Theodor Adorno and film theory : the fingerprint of the spirit

Author: Brian Wall
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What is the fundamental nature of the filmic object: is it a commodity or is it, can it be, art? What would that mean - can it still matter? This book introduces the thought of Theodor Adorno into film studies to repair the schism that characterizes the field, as historical and cultural modes of analysis displace theoretical and philosophical ones.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wall, Brian, 1961-
Theodor Adorno and film theory.
(DLC) 2012039428
Named Person: Theodor W Adorno; Theodor W Adorno
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Wall
ISBN: 9781137306142 1137306149 1299407013 9781299407015
OCLC Number: 895725072
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Theodor Adorno and Film Theory: The Fingerprint of Spirit; Contents; Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Fingerprint of Spirit; Chapter 1: The Subject/Object of Cinema: THE MALTESE FALCON (1941); Chapter 2: "A Deeper Breath": From Body to Spirit in KISS ME DEADLY (1955); Chapter 3: Negative Dioretix: REPO MAN (1984); Chapter 4: "Jackie Treehorn Treats Objects Like Women!:" Two Types of Fetishism in THE BIG LEBOWSKI (1998); Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: Brian Wall.

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