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Author Baumbach, Nico, author
Title Cinema-politics-philosophy / Nico Baumbach
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
book jacket
 Chinese Lit.&Phi. Lib.  987.01 B347    AVAILABLE    30580003454076
Descript vi, 232 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Film and culture
Note "Film theory and its emphasis on political and ideological readings of films dominated much of cinema studies in the '70s and '80s. Since then, in response to what some view as the shortcomings of theoretical approaches, a variety of other methods have emerged or reemerged. In many ways, as Nico Baumbach argues, "Anti-Grand Theory" has won the day but its victory is, in part, based on misreadings or simplifications of '70s film theory. In particular, Baumbach views contemporary critical approaches to film as abandoning the crucial and productive ways in which theory understands the relationship between cinema, politics, and art. Baumbach does not advocate a return to the orthodoxies of the seventies but rather reads the work of Ranciere, Badiou, and Agamben as providing new ways of thinking about the history of film theory and how film creates its own way of thinking about politics. Moreover, at a time when digital technologies are asking us to think of film and the film image in new ways, the work of these thinkers once again asks, "What is Cinema?" but in a more expansive sense that can help us account for transformations in how moving images are produced, distributed, and exhibited in the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
The politics of film theory and its discontents -- Cinematic equality : Ranciere and film theory after Althusser -- Cinema's thought : Badiou and the philosophy of cinema after Deleuze -- Cinema as emergency break : Agamben and the philosophy of media after Benjamin -- Rethinking the politics of the philosophy of cinema
Subject Motion pictures -- Philosophy
Motion pictures -- Political aspects
Film criticism
Art and motion pictures
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