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Material Ghost Films and Their Medium

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ISBN-10: 0801865239

ISBN-13: 9780801865237

Edition: 1998 (Reprint)

Authors: Gilberto Perez

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"Tough, smart, superbly engaging, The Material Ghost is a terrific book." -- Edward W. Said In The Material Ghost, Gilberto Perez draws on his lifelong love of the movies as well as his work as a film scholar to write a lively, wide-ranging, penetrating study of films and filmmakers and the nature of the art form. For Perez, film is complex and richly contradictory, lifelike and dreamlike at once, a peculiar mix of reality and imagination. "The images on the screen," he writes, "carry in them something of the world itself, something material, and yet something transposed, transformed into another world: the material ghost." "Dazzling... The sheer intelligence at work in these lucid pages…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 12/26/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

Contents
Introduction
Film and Physics
The Documentary Image
The Narrative Sequence
The Bewildered Equilibrist
The Deadly Space Between
The Meaning of Revolution
Landscape and Fiction
American Tragedy
History Lessons
The Signifiers of Tenderness
The Point of View of a Stranger