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The cinematic sublime : negative pleasures, structuring absences

Author: Nathan Carroll
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Intellect, 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An academic reader bridging the disciplines of aesthetics and film studies by focusing on cinematic sublimity. Original essays by contemporary film scholars and philosophers with topics and case studies ranging from early cinema and classical Hollywood to avant-garde film and contemporary digital cinema.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Cinematic sublime.
Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Intellect, 2020
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nathan Carroll
ISBN: 9781789382396 1789382394
OCLC Number: 1230404297
Description: xi, 201 pages 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments viiForeword viiiJoan Hawkins Introduction 1Nathan Carroll Part I: Sublime Spectatorship 91. Sublime Spectatorship on Tour: The Early British Scenic and the Quest for the Perfect View 10Samantha Wilson 2. Stars Up Close: Celebrity, Ephemerality, and the Banal Sublime 24Claire Sisco King Part II: Staging Sublimity: "Presenting the Unpresentable" 393. Between Preservation and Disintegration in Decayed Cinema: The Uncanny and the Weird of the Sublime Archival Image in Hollis Frampton's (nostalgia) (1971) and Bill Morrison's Decasia (2002) 40Kornelia Boczkowska 4. Negative Epiphanies and Sublime Emotion in Steven Spielberg's A.I. Artificial Intelligence 53James Kendrick Part III: Time, Memory, and History: Ruptures and Fragments 675. Claude Lanzmann's Shoah and the Historical Sublime 68Steve Ostovich 6. Jerry Lewis's Holocaust and the Limits of Invisibility 85Chris Dumas Part IV: The Limits of Control: Sublime Cinemascapes 977. A Short History of the Long Take: Digital Cinema and the "Infinite Cut" 98Nathan Carroll 8. Stalking the Sublime: Nature and Affect in Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker 124Robert Lee Jones Part V: The Limits of Light: The Other(s) 1419. Sublime Abject or Abject Sublime: Sublimation and Jouissance in Andrezj Zulawski's Szamanka 142Carolin Kirchner 10. The Fear of Beauty and the Beauty of Fear: The Sublime in Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin 155Kwasu David Tembo Bibliography 174Notes on the Contributors 189Index 193
Responsibility: edited by Nathan Carroll.

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'Editor Nathan Carroll writes in his introduction that 'the only common factor in all the theories of the sublime is the lack of agreement between them' (p. 1). Applying the concept to cinema raises Read more...

 
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