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The new extremism in cinema : from France to Europe

Author: Tanya Horeck; Tina Kendall
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2013, ©2011.
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Explosive images of sex and violence in films by directors such as Catherine Breillat, Gaspar Noé, Michael Haneke and Lars von Trier have attracted media attention for the ways in which they seek to shock and provoke the spectator into powerful affective and visceral responses. This first collection of essays devoted to the new extremism in contemporary European cinema critically interrogates this highly  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya Horeck; Tina Kendall
ISBN: 9780748679102 0748679103
OCLC Number: 820779696
Notes: Originally published: 2011.
Description: vi, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Flesh and blood : sex and violence in recent French cinema / James Quandt --
Part I French cinema and the new extremism --
The wounded screen / Martine Beugnet --
Reframing Bataille : on tacky spectatorship in the new European extremism / Tina Kendall --
Beyond anti-Americanism, beyond Euro-centrism : locating Bruno Dumont's Twentynine palms in the context of European cinematic extremism / Neil Archer --
Part II Becoming animal : posthumanism and the new extremism --
Shadows of being in Sombre : archetypes, wolf-men and bare life / Jenny Chamarette --
Eastern extreme : the presentation of eastern Europe as a site of monstrosity in La Vie nouvelle and Import/Export / Michael Goddard --
Naked women, slaughtered animals : Ulrich Seidl and the limits of the real / Catherine Wheatley --
Part III Watching the extreme : cultural reception --
Watching rape, enjoying watching rape ... : how does a study of audience cha(lle)nge mainstream film studies approaches? / Martin Baker --
Censorship, reception and the films of Gaspar Noé : the emergence of the new extremism in Britain / Daniel Hickin --
"Sex and violence from a pair of furies" : the scandal of Baise-moi / Leila Wimmer --
"Close your eyes and tell me what you see" : sex and politics in Lukas Moodysson's films / Mariah Larsson --
Part IV Ethics and spectatorship in the new extremism --
Lars von Trier's Dogville : a feel-bad film / Nikolaj Lübecker --
A "passion for the real" : sex, affect and performance in the films of Andrea Arnold / Tanya Horeck --
Interrogating the obscene : extremism and Michael Haneke / Lisa Coulthard --
On the unwatchable / Asbjørn Grønstad --
Afterword --
More moralism from that "wordy fuck" / James Quandt.
Responsibility: edited by Tanya Horeck and Tina Kendall.


Through critical discussions of key films and directors, this book sheds light on debates in Film Studies regarding sexuality, violence and spectatorship, affect and ethics, and the political  Read more...


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"'An excellent source for students of film violence. Highly recommended' (Choice)"

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