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World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism
     

World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism

by Lucia Nagib
 

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World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism is a highly original study. Traditional views of cinematic realism usually draw on the so-called classical cinema and its allegiance to narrative mimesis, but Nagib challenges this, drawing instead on the filmmaker's commitment to truth and to the film medium's material bond with the real.

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World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism is a highly original study. Traditional views of cinematic realism usually draw on the so-called classical cinema and its allegiance to narrative mimesis, but Nagib challenges this, drawing instead on the filmmaker's commitment to truth and to the film medium's material bond with the real.

Starting from the premise that world cinema's creative peaks are governed by an ethics of realism, Nagib conducts comparative case studies picked from world new waves, such as the Japanese New Wave, the French nouvelle vague, the Cinema Novo, the New German Cinema, the Russo-Cuban Revolutionary Cinema, the Portuguese self-performing auteur and the Inuit Indigenous Cinema. Drawing upon Badiou and Rancière, World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism revisits and reformulates several fundamental concepts in film studies, such as illusionism, identification, apparatus, alienation effects, presentation and representation. Its groundbreaking scholarship takes film theory in a bold new direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441165831
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
12/19/2010
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Lúcia Nagib is Centenary Professor of World Cinemas at the University of Leeds. Her single-authored books include: Werner Herzog: Film as Reality (Estação Liberdade), Around the Japanese Nouvelle Vague (Editora da Unicamp), Born of the Ashes: The Auteur and the Individual in Oshima's Films (Edusp), The Brazilian Film Revival: Interviews with 90 Filmmakers of the 90s (Editora 34) and Brazil on Screen: Cinema Novo, New Cinema, Utopia (I.B. Tauris). She is the editor of The New Brazilian Cinema (I.B. Tauris), Ozu (Marco Zero), Master Mizoguchi (Navegar), Realism and the Audiovisual Media (with Cecília Mello, Palgrave) and Theorizing World Cinema (with Chris Perriam and Rajinder Dudrah, I.B. Tauris).

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