Jean Epstein: Critical Essays and New Translations (Film Theory in Media History)
By: Jason N. Paul (editor), Sarah Keller (editor)Paperback
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Filmmaker and theoretician Jean Epstein profoundly influenced film practice, criticism and reception in France during the 1920s and well beyond. His work not only forms the crux of the debates of his time, but also remains key to understanding later developments in film practice and theory. Epstein's film criticism is among the most wide-ranging, provocative and poetic writing about cinema and his often breathtaking films offer insights into cinema and the experience of modernity. This collection - the first comprehensive study in English of Epstein's far-reaching influence - arrives as several of the concerns most central to Epstein's work are being reexamined, including theories of perception, realism, and the relationship between cinema and other arts. The volume also includes new translations from every major theoretical work Epstein published, presenting the widest possible historical and contextual range of Epstein's work, from his beginnings as a biology student and literary critic to his late film projects and posthumously published writings.
Sarah Keller is assistant professor of English and cinema studies at Colby College, Maine.[-]Jason N. Paul is a PhD student in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago.|
Jean Epstein - 2[-]Table of Contents - 6[-]Acknowledgments - 10[-]Abbreviations - 12[-]Preface - 14[-]Introduction - 24[-]Essays - 50[-] Epstein's Photog nie as Corporeal Vision: Inner Sensation, Queer Embodiment, and Ethics - 52[-] Novelty and Poiesis in the Early Writings of Jean Epstein - 74[-] The Cinema of the Kaleidoscope - 94[-] Distance is [Im]material: Epstein Versus Etna - 116[-] -The Supremacy of the MathematicalPoem : Jean Epstein's Conceptions of Rhythm - 144[-] The -Microscope of Time : Slow Motionin Jean Epstein's Writings - 162[-] A Different Nature - 178[-] Cinema Seen from the Seas: Epstein and the Oceanic - 196[-] A Temporal Perspective: Jean Epstein's Writings on Technology and Subjectivity - 208[-] Ultra-Modern: Jean Epstein, or Cinema-Serving the Forces of Transgressionand Revolt - 228[-] Thoughts on Photog nie Plastique - 246[-]Translations - 264[-] Introduction: Epstein's Writings - 266[-] La Po sie d'aujourd'hui, un nouvel tat d'intelligence - 272[-] Bonjour Cin ma - 278[-] La Lyrosophie - 282[-] Le Cin matographe vu de l'Etna - 288[-] L'intelligence d'une machine - 312[-] Le Cin ma du diable - 318[-]Later Works - 330[-] Esprit de cin ma - 331[-]Late Articles - 382[-]Alcool et cin ma - 396[-]Afterword: Reclaiming Jean Epstein - 406[-]Filmography - 414[-]Select Bibliography - 420[-]Notes on Contributors - 428[-]Index of Names - 432[-]Index of Films and Major Writings by Jean Epstein - 438[-]Index of Films - 440
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