This anthology of primarily doctoral student essays on European Film 1925-1965 demonstrates how analyzing film provides new insights into visual culture, world literature, and multiculturalism. The diversity of current theoretical debates in film, visual theory, and postmodernism is complemented by the varied backgrounds of the work's contributors.
Dr. Beate Allert is an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages at Purdue University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Foreword by Guy Stern; Acknowledgements; Introduction; I. Film Based on Signs, Images, and Sounds: East Meets West; 1. Hieroglyph, Ideogram, and Eisenstein - Yilin Liao; 2. From Peking Opera to Eisenstein: Montage and Its Classical-Modernist Charm - Dongmei Xu; 3. Sound, Light and Time in Ingmar Bergman's Sawdust and Tinsel and Wild Strawberries - Alexander M. Lesher; II. Temporality and Memory; 4. 'Rats! Rats! Rats everywhere. The city is alive again': Postwar Berlin in Wolfgang Staudte's Die Morder sind unter uns - Lynne Miles-Morillo; 5. Crystalline Regime: Approaching Resnais' Last Year at Marienbad with Deleuze on Time - Tatyana Lyaskovets; 6. History, Time, and the Postmodern Condition in Last Year in Marienbad - Leslie Batty; 7. Equivocal Temporality in Chris Marker's La Jetee - Erin Kealey; III. Orpheus Myth in Film; 8. Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus / Orfeu negro: Popular Culture and Identity (Re)Creation - Ivette Wilson; 9. Orpheus and the Flaneuse: Black Orpheus / Orfeu negro on Mobility and Gendered Spectatorship - Adryan Glasgow; 10. Backward Glances: Black Orpheus / Orfeu negro and Problems of Political Interpretation - Gerald Maki; 11. Death and Love in Black Orpheus / Orfeu negro - Paulo Dutra; IV. Gender and Identity; 12. Dismantling the Phallus: Creative Crisis and the Role of Women in Fellini's 8-1/2 - Michael R. Mauritzen; 13. Bunuel's Viridiana: Realism and Surrealism - Benjamin G. Ortiz; 14. It Cuts Like a Knife: Ekphrastic Revindication for Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou in Bodas de Sangre by Federico Garcia Lorca - Massimiliano Giorgini; 15. Gendered Technology and Constructing Identity in Fritz Lang's Metropolis - Christopher La Cross; V. Visions and Dreams: Personal, Public, and Political; Public Texts and Public Traumas: W. Staudte's The Murderers are among Us and Francois Truffaut's 400 Blows - Adryan Glasgow; Levinas' Concept of "Useless Suffering" in Le Sang d'un Poete or how Cocteau avoids being caught up in his film - Rebecca Nicholson-Weir; Dreaming the Impossible Dream: Don Quijote in Bergman's The Seventh Seal - Melissa Garr; Controlling Uncontrollable Visions: Isak's Dreams and Salvation in Ingmar Bergman's Wild Strawberries - Kristin Leaman; Bibliography.