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Cinema and Sensation French Film and the Art of Transgression

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ISBN-10: 0748649360

ISBN-13: 9780748649365

Edition: 2012

Authors: Martine Beugnet

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Description:

This book looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the re-emergence of filmmaking practices (and, by extension, of theoretical approaches) that give precedence to cinema as the medium of the senses.France offers an intriguing case in point here. A specific sense of momentum comes from the release, in close succession, of a series of films that exemplify a characteristic awareness of cinema’s sensory impact and transgressive nature: Adieu; A ma soeur; Baise-moi; Beau Travail; La Blessure; La Captive; Dans ma peau; Demonlover; L’Humanité; Flandres; L’Intrus; Les Invisibles; Lady Chatterley; Leçons de ténèbres; Romance; Sombre; Tiresia; Trouble Every Day; Twentynine Palms;…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 2/20/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Martine Beugnet is Professor in Visual Studies at Paris 7 Diderot.

Acknowledgements
Beginnings
Sombre
Lecons de t�n�bres
Cinema and Sensation
Doing away with the Cbntext?
French Cinema and Transgression
A 'Third Path'
The 'precocious old age of the cinema'
The 'precocious old age' of Film Theory and Criticism
The Trouble with French Cinema: Film and Transgression
Horror that Sticks
Pornocracies
Liminal Visions
The Art of Sensation
The Aesthetics of Sensation
The Haptic and the Optical
From Formlessness to Immanence
Synaesthesia
Close-up
The Gaze of the Inanimate
The Aesthetics of Chaos
Film Bodies (Becomings and Embodiment)
From Genre to Archetype
Becomings
Film Bodies
Corporate (Dis)embodiment
Becoming Film
Epilogue
Bibliography
Filmography
Index