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Author Wall, Brian, 1961-
Title Theodor Adorno and film theory [electronic resource] : the fingerprint of the spirit / Brian Wall
Imprint New York, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Note Introduction: the fingerprint of spirit -- The subject/object of cinema: The Maltese falcon -- "A deeper breath": from body to spirit in Kiss me deadly -- Negative dioretix: Repo man -- "Jackie Treehorn treats objects like women!": two types of fetishism in The big Lebowski
What is the fundamental nature of the filmic object: is it a commodity or is it, can it be, art? This book introduces the thought of Theodor Adorno into film studies to repair the schism that characterizes the field today, as historical and cultural modes of analysis have come to displace theoretical and philosophical ones. Adorno's scathing critique of the culture industry has been thought to close off any possible rapprochement between his philosophy and film, but through a deployment of some of the key ideas drawn from his aesthetics and philosophy - immanent critique and negative dialectics - Wall traces what "might be" in film more than its "being" as a product
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Link Print version: Wall, Brian, 1961- Theodor Adorno and film theory 9781137306135 (DLC) 2012039428 (OCoLC)818292900
Subject Motion pictures -- Philosophy
Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969 -- Aesthetics
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