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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:   eBook : Document : 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
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Cahill, James Leo, author.
Zoological surrealism the nonhuman cinema of Jean Painlevé
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2018025291
Named Person: Jean Painlevé; Jean Painlevé
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Leo Cahill
ISBN: 9781452959221 1452959226 9781452959214 1452959218
OCLC Number: 1060183419
Description: 1 online resource
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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