Much has shifted since the emergence of the first volume of Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction. Many of the postmillennial innovations in digital cinema and digital culture which prompted its publication have today become commonplace to the point of invisibility. This development ironically evokes memories of the classic Hollywood continuity system, a structure designed to close off space for the discussion of politics, identity or history. Thus, the original contributions in this new volume seek to illuminate those larger historical and global contexts which the emergence of digital cinema highlights in the process of its erasure. Chapters cover everything from digital spectacles of the US Civil Rights movement to the cinephiliac politics of Wong Kar-Wai, from the transnational cinephilia of Bernardo Bertolucci and Adrian Lyne to the cultural politics of race and media transition in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind. Also included are sustained discussions of what the digital age will mean in the long term for the critical and academic study of film.
Contributors include Chris Cagle, David Church, Susan Felleman, Kristi McKim, Adrian Martin, James Morrison, Ted Pigeon, Catherine Russell, Greg Singh and Steve Spence.
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About the Author
Scott Balcerzak is an Assistant Professor of Film and Literature in the Department of English at Northern Illinois University. He has published articles on film and performance for such journals as Camera Obscura and Post Script.
Jason Sperb is lecturer of film and media studies at Northwestern University. He is a member of the editorial board at Film Criticism and the author of A Frown Upside Down: Race, Convergence and the Hidden Histories of Disney's Song of the South (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2012).
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors viii
Introduction: Remapping Cinephilia Scott Balcerzak Jason Sperb 1
Histories Of Cinephilia
1 After The Revolution: On The Fate Of Cinephila James Morrison 11
2 The Virutual Spaces Of Civil Rights Steve Spence 28
3 Stag Films, Vintage Porn, and the Marketing of Cinecrophilia David Church 48
4 Bekind...Rewind/Or, The A-Zs of an American Off-Modern Cinephiloa Jason Sperb 71
5 In The Mood For Cinema: Wong Kar-Wai and the Diasporic Phantasmagor Catherine Russell 111
6 A Home ForCinephilia in Bernardo Bertolucci's the Dreamers Kristi McKim 132
7 A Little Infidelity: La Femme Infidèle Becomes Unfaithful Susan Felleman 143
8 Revisioning Critical Space in the Digital Age: Cinephilia, Blogging, and Criticism Ted Pigeon 163
9 Acadmic Blogging and Disciplinary Practice: Implications For Film and Media Studies Chris Cagle 178
10 The Kitsch Affect; Or, Simulation, Nostalgia and the Authenticity of the Contemporary CGI Film Greg Singh 192
11 Turn The Page: From Mise-En-Scéne to Dispositif Adrian Martin 215
Selected Bibliography 239
What People are Saying About This
A bracingly intelligent anthology that signals the emergence of a new cultural formation. Theoretically well informed and engagingly readable, it dissolves distinctions between academics, journalists and enlightened amateurs, and it has a truly collaborative quality. Whatever changes the film medium may have undergone over the past two decades of digital technology and late capitalism, this volume proves that the love of cinema is renascent and as vital as ever.
James Naremore, Indiana University