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Figures of Desire: A Theory and Analysis of Surrealist Film
     

Figures of Desire: A Theory and Analysis of Surrealist Film

by Linda Williams
 

Linda Williams examines the theoretical and poetic writings of the Surrealists during the period from 1910 to 1930 and traces the emergence of a poetics of the cinematic image based upon the fluid associations of dreams and the unconscious. Incorporating both Lacanian psychoanalytic theory and Metz's methodology on film and dream rhetoric, she analyzes the

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Linda Williams examines the theoretical and poetic writings of the Surrealists during the period from 1910 to 1930 and traces the emergence of a poetics of the cinematic image based upon the fluid associations of dreams and the unconscious. Incorporating both Lacanian psychoanalytic theory and Metz's methodology on film and dream rhetoric, she analyzes the structure of unconscious desire in four key Surrealist films by Luis Buñuel: Un chien andalou and l'Âge d'or (both co-scripted by Salvador Dali) and Phantom of Liberty and That Obscure Object of Desire.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520078963
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/08/1992
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author


Linda Williams is Professor of Film Studies at The University of California, Irvine and the author of Hard Core (California, 1989).

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