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Zoological surrealism : the nonhuman cinema of Jean Painlevé

Author: James Leo Cahill
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This critical history examines the work of zoological and science film pioneers Jean Painlevé and Geneviève Hamon from 1924-1949, illuminating the significant contributions that their wildlife cinema made to philosophical and political thought"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cahill, James Leo, author.
Zoological surrealism the nonhuman cinema of Jean Painlevé
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018050920
Named Person: Jean Painlevé; Jean Painlevé
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Leo Cahill
ISBN: 9781517902155 1517902150 9781517902162 1517902169
OCLC Number: 1057730604
Description: 395 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: cinema's Copernican vocation --
Neozoological dramas: comparative anatomy by other means --
Metamorphoses: crustaceans, the coming of sound, and plasmatic anthropomorphism --
Amour flou: the seahorse and the blur of sex --
Substitutes, vectors, and the circulatory systems of modernity: Dr. Normet's serum: experimental treatment of a hemorrhage in a dog and The vampire --
Carnivorous cinema: Freshwater assassins and The blood of the beasts --
Conclusion: unfinished revolutions, untimely nature.
Responsibility: James Leo Cahill.

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