New Punk Cinema / Edition 1

New Punk Cinema / Edition 1

by Nicholas Rombes
     
 


New Punk Cinema is the first book to examine a new breed of film that is indebted to the punk spirit of experimentation, do-it-yourself ethos, and an uneasy, often defiant relationship with the mainstream. An array of established and emerging scholars trace and map the contours of new punk cinema, from its roots in neorealism and the French New Wave, to its… See more details below

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New Punk Cinema is the first book to examine a new breed of film that is indebted to the punk spirit of experimentation, do-it-yourself ethos, and an uneasy, often defiant relationship with the mainstream. An array of established and emerging scholars trace and map the contours of new punk cinema, from its roots in neorealism and the French New Wave, to its flowering in the work of Lars von Trier and the Dogma 95 movement. Subsequent chapters explore the potentially democratic and even anarchic forces of digital filmmaking, the influences of hypertext and other new media, the increased role of the viewer in arranging and manipulating the chronology of a film, and the role of new punk cinema in plotting a course beyond the postmodern. The book examines a range of films, including The Blair Witch Project, Time Code, Run Lola Run, Memento, The Celebration, Gummo, and Requiem for a Dream.New Punk Cinema is ideal for classroom use at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as for film scholars int

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748620357
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
03/21/2006
Series:
Traditions in World Cinema Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Punk cinema21
2Italian neo-realist influences39
3The French new wave : new again56
4Sincerity and irony72
5DVD and the new cinema of complexity89
6Digital technologies and the poetics of performance102
7Navigating chaos113
8Non-linear narrative126
9Making it real139
10Dogma brothers : Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg153
11Mike Figgis : Time code and the screen168
12What was the neo-underground and what wasn't : a first reconsideration of Harmony Korine180
13Repo man : reclaiming the spirit of punk with Alex Cox193

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