Documentary Time: Film and Phenomenology / Edition 1

Documentary Time: Film and Phenomenology / Edition 1

by Malin Wahlberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816649693

ISBN-13: 9780816649693

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Finding the theoretical space where cinema and philosophy meet, Malin Wahlberg’s sophisticated approach to the experience of documentary film aligns with attempts to reconsider the premises of existential phenomenology. The configuration of time is crucial in organizing the sensory affects of film in general but, as Wahlberg adroitly demonstrates, in

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Finding the theoretical space where cinema and philosophy meet, Malin Wahlberg’s sophisticated approach to the experience of documentary film aligns with attempts to reconsider the premises of existential phenomenology. The configuration of time is crucial in organizing the sensory affects of film in general but, as Wahlberg adroitly demonstrates, in nonfiction films the problem of managing time is writ large by the moving image’s interaction with social memory and historical figures.

Wahlberg discusses a thought-provoking corpus of classical and recent experiments in film and video (including Andy Warhol’s films) in which creative approaches to the time of the image and the potential archive memory of filmic representation illuminates meanings of temporality and time experience. She also offers a methodological account of film and brings Deleuze and Ricoeur into dialogue with Bazin and Mitry on the subject of cinema and phenomenology.

Drawing attention to the cultural significance of the images’ imprint as a trace of the past, Documentary Time brings to bear phenomenological inquiry on nonfiction film while at the same time reconsidering the existential dimensions of time that have always puzzled humans.

Malin Wahlberg is a research fellow in cinema studies at Stockholm University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816649693
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Visible Evidence Series, #21
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
1,295,332
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     ix
Framing Change, Invoking the Moment
The Phenomenology of Image and Time     3
The Time-Image and the Trace     22
Frame-Breaking Events and Motifs beyond Representation     44
Experimental Figures of Time
The Interval and Pulse Beat of Rhythm     63
Screen Events of Velocity and Duration     79
Telling Signs of Loss: Beginnings of Possible Stories     101
The Trace in Contemporary Media     118
Documentary Time: An Afterword     145
Notes     151
Index     165

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