Technology and Film Scholarship: Experience, Study, Theory

Technology and Film Scholarship: Experience, Study, Theory


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Technology and Film Scholarship: Experience, Study, Theory by Santiago Hidalgo

This volume brings together a wide range of research on the ways in which technological innovations have established new and changing conditions for the experience, study and theorization of film. Drawn from the IMPACT film conference (The Impact of Technological Innovations on the Historiography and Theory of Cinema) held in Montreal in 2011, the book includes contributions from such leading figures in the field as Tom Gunning, Charles Musser, Jan Olsson and Vinzenz Hediger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789089647542
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publication date: 03/15/2018
Series: Film Theory in Media History
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Santiago Hidalgo is lecturer in film studies at the University of Montreal and co-editor of The Blackwell Companion to EarlyCinema. Foreword by André Gaudreault, professor of film studies at the University of Montreal and the director of the bilingual journal Cinémas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Foreword André Gaudreault 9

Introduction: The Discursive Spaces Between a History of Film Technology and Technological Experience Santiago Hidalgo 13

Section I Experience

1 When Did Cinema Become Cinema? Technology, History, and the Moving Pictures Charles Musser 33

2 Exhibition Practices in Transition: Spectators, Audiences, and Projectors Jan Olsson 51

3 Reel Changes: Post-mortem Cinephilia or the Resistance of Melancholia André Habib 79

4 Walter Benjamin's Play Room: Where the Future So Eloquently Nests, or: What is Cinema Again? Dana Cooley 101

Section II Study

5 Hitchcock, Film Studies, and New Media: The Impact of Technology on the Analystis of Film David Colangelo 127

6 Film Analysis and Statistics: A Field Report Charles O'Brien 149

7 A 'Distant Reading' of the 'Chaser Theory': Local Views and the Digital Generation of New Cinema History Paul Moore 169

Section III Theory

8 Cine-Graphism: A New Approach to the Evolution of Film Language through Technology Tom Gunning 195

9 Can We Have the Cave and Leave It Too? On the Meaning of Cinema as Technology Vinzenz Hediger 213

10 On Viewfinders, Video Assist Systems, and Tape Splicers: Questioning the History of Techniques and Technology in Cinema Benoît Turquety 239

Index 261

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