Figuring the Past
Free

Figuring the Past

By Belén Vidal
Free
Book Description

This definitive work offers a new approach to the period film at the turn of the twenty-first century, examining the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. This book explores the relation between visual motifs and cultural representation in a range of key films by James Ivory, Martin Scorsese and Jane Campion, among others. Looking at the mannerist taste for citation, detail and stylisation, the author argues for an aesthetic of fragments and figures central to the period film as an international genre. Three key figures - the house, the tableau and the letter - structure a critical journey through a selection of detailed case studies, in relation to changing notions of visual style, melodrama, and gender. This seeks to place this popular but often undervalued genre in a new light and to rethink its significance in the context of key debates in film studies.

Figuring the Past geeft een nieuwe kijk op kostuumdrama's die aan het begin van deze eeuw gemaakt zijn en onderzoekt de manieren waarop de hedendaagse cinema het historische verleden herschept. De auteur verkent de relatie tussen visuele motieven en culturele representaties in een aantal belangrijke films van onder anderen James Ivory, Martin Scorsese en Jane Campion. Door te kijken naar de maniëristische voorkeur voor citatie, detail en stilering, pleit de auteur voor een esthetiek van fragmenten en figuren die centraal staan in de historische kostuumdrama's als een internationaal genre. In gedetailleerde casestudies worden drie belangrijke kenmerken van het genre - het huis, het tableau en de brief - in relatie gebracht met de veranderende begrippen van visuele stijl, melodrama en geslacht.

Table of Contents
  • Figuring the Past
  • Table of Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction – Period Film and the Mannerist Moment
  • Chapter 1 – A Poetics of Figuration
  • Chapter 2 – Present in the Past: The House
  • Chapter 3 – Time and the Image: The Tableau
  • Chapter 4 – The Scene of Writing: The Letter
  • Conclusion – Second Sight: Reviewing th e Past, Figuring the Present
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Film Titles
  • Index of Names and Subjects
    No review for this book yet, be the first to review.
      No comment for this book yet, be the first to comment
      You May Also Like
      Transfigurations
      Free
      Transfigurations
      By Asbjørn Grønstad
      The West in Early Cinema
      Free
      The West in Early Cinema
      By Nanna Verhoeff
      Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood
      Free
      Herr Lubitsch Goes to Hollywood
      By Kristin Thompson
      Strindberg's The Ghost Sonata
      Free
      Strindberg's The Ghost Sonata
      By Egil Törnqvist
      Subjectivity
      Free
      Subjectivity
      By Dominique Chateau
      Audiences
      Free
      Audiences
      By Ian Christie
      Watch and Learn
      Free
      Watch and Learn
      By William Deverell
      Digital Light
      Free
      Digital Light
      By Sean Cubitt
      European Cinema
      Free
      European Cinema
      By Thomas Elsaesser
      Also Available On
      App store smallGoogle play small
      Categories
      Curated Lists
      • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Information Science and Statistics)
        by Christopher M. Bishop
        Data mining
        by I. H. Witten
        The Elements of Statistical Learning: Data Mining, Inference, and Prediction
        by Various
        See more...
      • CK-12 Chemistry
        by Various
        Concept Development Studies in Chemistry
        by John Hutchinson
        An Introduction to Chemistry - Atoms First
        by Mark Bishop
        See more...
      • Microsoft Word - How to Use Advanced Algebra II.doc
        by Jonathan Emmons
        Advanced Algebra II: Activities and Homework
        by Kenny Felder
        de2de
        by
        See more...
      • The Sun Who Lost His Way
        by
        Tania is a Detective
        by Kanika G
        Firenze_s-Light
        by
        See more...
      • Java 3D Programming
        by Daniel Selman
        The Java EE 6 Tutorial
        by Oracle Corporation
        JavaKid811
        by
        See more...