Political Film: The Dialectics of Third Cinema / Edition 1

Political Film: The Dialectics of Third Cinema / Edition 1

by Mike Wayne
     
 

Third Cinema is a cinema committed to social and cultural emancipation. In this book, Mike Wayne argues that Third Cinema is absolutely central to key debates concerning contemporary film practices and cultures. As a body of films, Third Cinema expands our horizons of the medium and its possibilities. Wayne develops Third Cinema theory by exploring its dialectical

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Third Cinema is a cinema committed to social and cultural emancipation. In this book, Mike Wayne argues that Third Cinema is absolutely central to key debates concerning contemporary film practices and cultures. As a body of films, Third Cinema expands our horizons of the medium and its possibilities. Wayne develops Third Cinema theory by exploring its dialectical relations with First Cinema (dominant,commercial) and Second Cinema (arthouse,auteur). Discussing an eclectic range of films, from Evita to Dollar Mambo, The Big Lebowski to The Journey, Amistad to Camp de Thiaroye, Political Film explores the affinities and crucial political differences between First and Third Cinema. Third Cinema’s relationship with Second Cinema is explored via the cinematic figure of the bandit (Bandit Queen, The General, Eskiya). The continuities and differences with European precursors such as Eisenstein, Vertov, Lukacs, Brecht and Walter Benjamin are also assessed. The book is a polemical call for a film criticism that is politically engaged with the life of the masses.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745316697
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
06/20/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Third Cinema as Critical Practice: A Case Study of The Battle Of Algiers
2. Precursors
3. Dialectics Of First and Third Cinema
4. Dialectics Of Second Cinema: The Bandit
5. Dialectics of Third Cinema
Bibliography
Index

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