The Virtual Life of Film

  • Filename: the-virtual-life-of-film.
  • ISBN: 0674026683
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: David Norman Rodowick
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



As almost every aspect of making and viewing movies is replaced by digital technologies, even the notion of "watching a film" is fast becoming an anachronism. With the likely disappearance of celluloid film stock as a medium, and the emergence of new media, what will happen to cinema--and to cinema studies? In the first of two books exploring this question, Rodowick considers the fate of film and its role in the aesthetics and culture of the twenty-first century.

The Virtual Life of Film

  • Filename: the-virtual-life-of-film.
  • ISBN: 0674026985
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 207
  • Author: D. N. Rodowick
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



As almost every aspect of making and viewing movies is replaced by digital technologies, even the notion of "watching a film" is fast becoming an anachronism. With the likely disappearance of celluloid film stock as a medium, and the emergence of new media, what will happen to cinema--and to cinema studies? In the first of two books exploring this question, Rodowick considers the fate of film and its role in the aesthetics and culture of the twenty-first century.

Elegy for Theory

  • Filename: elegy-for-theory.
  • ISBN: 0674088158
  • Release Date: 2015-08-31
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: D. N. Rodowick
  • Publisher:



Rhetorically charged debates over theory have divided humanities scholars for decades. Rodowick steps back from arguments pro and con to assess why theory has become such a deeply contested concept. Far from lobbying for a return to the high theory of the 1980s, he calls for dialogue on an ethically inflected philosophy of the humanities."

Afterimages of Gilles Deleuze s Film Philosophy

  • Filename: afterimages-of-gilles-deleuze-s-film-philosophy.
  • ISBN: 9780816650064
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 396
  • Author: David Norman Rodowick
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press



The French philosopher Gilles Deleuze was one of the most innovative and revolutionary thinkers of the twentieth century. Author of more than twenty books on literature, music, and the visual arts, Deleuze published the first volume of his two-volume study of film, Cinema 1: The Movement-Image, in 1983 and the second volume, Cinema 2: The Time-Image, in 1985. Since their publication, these books have had a profound impact on the study of film and philosophy. Film, media, and cultural studies scholars still grapple today with how they can most productively incorporate Deleuze's thought. The first new collection of critical studies on Deleuze's cinema writings in nearly a decade, Afterimages of Gilles Deleuze's Film Philosophy provides original essays that evaluate the continuing significance of Deleuze's film theories, accounting systematically for the ways in which they have influenced the investigation of contemporary visual culture and offering new directions for research. Contributors: Raymond Bellour, Centre Nationale de Recherches Scientifiques; Ronald Bogue, U of Georgia; Giuliana Bruno, Harvard U; Ian Buchanan, Cardiff U; James K. Chandler, U of Chicago; Tom Conley, Harvard U; Amy Herzog, CUNY; András Bálint Kovács, Eötvös Loránd U; Patricia MacCormack, Anglia Ruskin U; Timothy Murray, Cornell U; Dorothea Olkowski, U of Colorado; John Rajchman, Columbia U; Marie-Claire Ropars-Wuilleumier, U Paris VIII; Garrett Stewart, U of Iowa; Damian Sutton, Glasgow School of Art; Melinda Szaloky, UC Santa Barbara.

Philosophy s Artful Conversation

  • Filename: philosophy-s-artful-conversation.
  • ISBN: 9780674416673
  • Release Date: 2015-01-05
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: D. N. Rodowick
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



Theory—an embattled discourse for decades—faces a new challenge from those who want to model the methods of all scholarly disciplines on the sciences. What is urgently needed, says D. N. Rodowick, is a revitalized concept of theory that can assess the limits of scientific explanation and defend the unique character of humanistic understanding.

The death of cinema

  • Filename: the-death-of-cinema.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015051303991
  • Release Date: 2001-04-01
  • Number of pages: 134
  • Author: Paolo Cherchi Usai
  • Publisher: British Film Inst



It is estimated that about one and a half billion hours of moving images were produced in 1999, twice as many as a decade before. If that rate of growth continues, one hundred billion hours of moving images will be made in the year 2025. In 1895 there were just above forty minutes of moving images to be seen, and most of them are now preserved. Today, for every film made, thousands of them disappear forever without leaving a trace. Meanwhile, public and private institutions are struggling to save the film heritage with largely insufficient resources and ever increasing pressure from the commercial world. Are they wasting their time? Is the much feared and much touted Death of Cinema already occurring before our eyes? Is digital technology the solution to the problem, or just another illusion promoted by the industry? In a provocative essay designed as a collection of aphorisms and letters, Paolo Cherchi Usai brings an impassioned scrutiny to bear on these issues with a critique of film preservation, an indictiment of the crimes perpetuated in its name, and a proposal to give a new analytical framework to a major cultural phenomenon of our time. "The Death of Cinema" is published in Italian as "L'ultimo spettatore." Sulla distruzione del cinema 1999, Editore Il Castoro.

Philosophy s Artful Conversation

  • Filename: philosophy-s-artful-conversation.
  • ISBN: 9780674416673
  • Release Date: 2015-01-05
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: D. N. Rodowick
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press



Theory—an embattled discourse for decades—faces a new challenge from those who want to model the methods of all scholarly disciplines on the sciences. What is urgently needed, says D. N. Rodowick, is a revitalized concept of theory that can assess the limits of scientific explanation and defend the unique character of humanistic understanding.

Culture Conglomerates

  • Filename: culture-conglomerates.
  • ISBN: 0742540669
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 262
  • Author: William M. Kunz
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



Explains conglomeration and regulation in the film and television industries, covering its history as well as the contemporary scene. Useful as a supplement for a variety of media courses, this text includes synopses of key media regulations and policies, discussion questions, a glossary, and entertaining boxed features.

Beyond the Multiplex

  • Filename: beyond-the-multiplex.
  • ISBN: 9780520939073
  • Release Date: 2006-03-13
  • Number of pages: 324
  • Author: Barbara Klinger
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



Since the mid-eighties, more audiences have been watching Hollywood movies at home than at movie theaters, yet little is known about just how viewers experience film outside of the multiplex. This is the first full-length study of how contemporary entertainment technologies and media—from cable television and VHS to DVD and the Internet—shape our encounters with the movies and affect the aesthetic, cultural, and ideological definitions of cinema. Barbara Klinger explores topics such as home theater, film collecting, classic Hollywood movie reruns, repeat viewings, and Internet film parodies, providing a multifaceted view of the presentation and reception of films in U.S. households. Balancing industry history with theoretical and cultural analysis, she finds that today cinema's powerful social presence cannot be fully grasped without considering its prolific recycling in post-theatrical venues—especially the home.

Times of the Technoculture

  • Filename: times-of-the-technoculture.
  • ISBN: 0415161169
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 318
  • Author: Kevin Robins
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Times of the Technoculture explores the social and cultural impact of new technologies, tracing the origins of the information society from the coming of the machine with the industrial revolution to the development of mass production techniques in the early twentieth century. The authors look at how the military has controlled the development of the information society, and consider the centrality of education in government attempts to create a knowledge society. Engaging in contemporary debates surrounding the internet, Robins and Webster question whether it can really offer us a new world of virtual communities, and suggest more radical alternatives to the corporate agenda of contemporary technologies.

Cinema in the digital age

  • Filename: cinema-in-the-digital-age.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015080859732
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 171
  • Author: Nicholas Rombes
  • Publisher: Wallflower Pr



Does the digital era spell the death of cinema as we know it? Or is it merely heralding its rebirth? Are we witnessing the emergence of something entirely new? "Cinema in the Digital Age" examines the fate of cinema in this new era, paying special attention to the technologies that are reshaping film and their cultural impact. Examining "Festen" (1998), "The Blair Witch Project" (1999), "Timecode" (2000), "Russian Ark" (2002), "The Ring" (2002), among others, this volume explores how these films are haunted by their analogue past and suggests that their signature element are their deliberate imperfections, whether those take the form of blurry or pixilated images, shakey camera work, or other elements reminding viewers of the human hand guiding the camera. Weaving together a rich variety of sources, "Cinema in the Digital Age" provides a deeply humanistic look at the meaning of cinematic images in the era of digital perfection.

Animating Film Theory

  • Filename: animating-film-theory.
  • ISBN: 082235652X
  • Release Date: 2014-03-21
  • Number of pages: 369
  • Author: Karen Beckman
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books



Animating Film Theory provides an enriched understanding of the relationship between two of the most unwieldy and unstable organizing concepts in cinema and media studies: animation and film theory. For the most part, animation has been excluded from the purview of film theory. The contributors to this collection consider the reasons for this marginalization while also bringing attention to key historical contributions across a wide range of animation practices, geographic and linguistic terrains, and historical periods. They delve deep into questions of how animation might best be understood, as well as how it relates to concepts such as the still, the moving image, the frame, animism, and utopia. The contributors take on the kinds of theoretical questions that have remained underexplored because, as Karen Beckman argues, scholars of cinema and media studies have allowed themselves to be constrained by too narrow a sense of what cinema is. This collection reanimates and expands film studies by taking the concept of animation seriously. Contributors. Karen Beckman, Suzanne Buchan, Scott Bukatman, Alan Cholodenko, Yuriko Furuhata, Alexander R. Galloway, Oliver Gaycken, Bishnupriya Ghosh, Tom Gunning, Andrew R. Johnston, Hervé Joubert-Laurencin, Gertrud Koch, Thomas LaMarre, Christopher P. Lehman, Esther Leslie, John MacKay, Mihaela Mihailova, Marc Steinberg, Tess Takahashi

Memory and the Moving Image French Film in the Digital Era

  • Filename: memory-and-the-moving-image-french-film-in-the-digital-era.
  • ISBN: 9780748689491
  • Release Date: 2010-02-28
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Isabelle McNeill
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press



A vital rethinking of memory and the moving image for the digital age, Isabelle McNeill investigates the role of the moving image in cultural memory, considering the impact of digital technologies on visual culture. Drawing on an interdisciplinary range of theoretical resources and an unusual body of films and moving image works, the author examines the ways in which recent French filmmaking conceptualises both the past and the workings of memory. Ultimately the author argues that memory is an intersubjective process, in which filmic forms continue to play a crucial role even as new media come to dominate our contemporary experience.

Deleuze and Film

  • Filename: deleuze-and-film.
  • ISBN: 9780748650910
  • Release Date: 2012-04-04
  • Number of pages: 248
  • Author: David Martin-Jones
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press



A wide-ranging collection of essays on the film-philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Deleuze and Film explores how different films from around the world 'think' about topics like history, national identity, geopolitics, ethics, gender, genre, affect, religion, surveillance culture, digital aesthetics and the body. Mapping the global diversity of this cinematic thinking, this book greatly expands upon the range of films discussed in Deleuze's Cinema books.

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