Le Style Cinema Tographique D' Alain Resnais De Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Aux Herbes Folles (2009): The Film Style of Alain Resnais: From Hiroshima M

Le Style Cinema Tographique D' Alain Resnais De Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959) Aux Herbes Folles (2009): The Film Style of Alain Resnais: From Hiroshima M

By: Deborah Walker-Morrison (author)Hardback

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This book provides the most thorough and up-to-date analysis of Alain Resnais' cinematic formalism. It argues that his films present a model for postmodern subjectivity. Written in French, with a Preface in English by leading French film scholar Francois Thomas, this study examines the philosophical and ethical role of formalism in the work of acclaimed French director, Alain Resnais (1922-), arguing that the filmmaker's self-reflexive, anti-realist aesthetic parallels and indeed anticipates key shifts in French critical theory (late 1950s - early 1970s) presenting an ethical model for postmodern subjectivity. Reviewing the passage from humanist agent to post-structuralist decentred subject the author argues that the challenge for contemporary subjectivity lies in maintaining a positive tension between the modernist tendency towards absolute mastery and control and postmodern, deconstructionist tendencies towards chaotic dissemination, which is precisely the challenge that Resnais' work addresses. This work will appeal to scholars in French Studies and Film Studies, and to scholars interested in the crossover between film, aesthetics and philosophy.

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Contents

Avant-Propos en anglais de Francois Thomas; Partie I. Subjectivite: Reflexivite; Postmodernite; Partie II: Enjeux De La Forme dans On Connait La Chanson; Partie III:Mise En Ecart Et Fragmentation; Partie IV: Intertextualite et Reinvention.

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  • publication date: 29/02/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780773426306
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 284
  • ID: 9780773426306
  • ISBN10: 0773426302

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