Between Film and Screen: Modernism's Photo Synthesis / Edition 2

Between Film and Screen: Modernism's Photo Synthesis / Edition 2

by Garrett Stewart
     
 

ISBN-10: 0226774112

ISBN-13: 9780226774114

Pub. Date: 06/28/2000

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Photography might be called the lost cause of cinema, gone in projection and too soon forgotten. But what is the mysterious region between photography and narrative cinema, between the photogram—a single film frame—and the illusion of motion we recognize as the movies?

In this ambitious, sophisticated study, Garrett Stewart discusses the photogram not

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Photography might be called the lost cause of cinema, gone in projection and too soon forgotten. But what is the mysterious region between photography and narrative cinema, between the photogram—a single film frame—and the illusion of motion we recognize as the movies?

In this ambitious, sophisticated study, Garrett Stewart discusses the photogram not only as the undertext of screen images but also in its unexpected links to the early modernist writings of James, Conrad, Forster, Joyce, and others. Engaging the work of such media theorists as Eisenstein, Benjamin, Kracauer, Bazin, Baudry, Cavell, Deleuze, and Jameson, this study pursues the suppressed photogram as it ripples the narrative surface of several dozen films from Lang and Chaplin through Bergman, Coppola, and beyond. To locate the exact repercussions of such effects, Stewart includes over three hundred frame enlargements drawn from genres as different as science fiction, film noir, and recent Victorian costume drama.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226774114
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Edition description:
1
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Narrative Cinema as Film1
1Photo-gravure27
2Motion's Negative Imprint75
3Frame of Reference117
4Deaths Seen151
5The Photographic Regress of Science Fiction Film189
6Cinema's Victorian Retrofit225
7Modernism and the Flicker Effect265
End Title/Exeunt315
Notes337
Index379

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