Download e-book for kindle: Cinema and Contact: The Withdrawal of Touch in Nancy, by Laura McMahon

By Laura McMahon

ISBN-10: 1907975039

ISBN-13: 9781907975035

Drawing at the paintings of latest French thinker Jean-Luc Nancy, Cinema and call investigates the aesthe-tics and politics of contact within the cinema of 3 of the main sought after and unique filmmakers to have emerged in France over the last fifty years: Robert Bresson, Marguerite Duras and Claire Denis. Countering the domi-nant serious account of contact elaborated through fresh types of embodied spectatorship, this e-book argues that cinema deals a privileged area for knowing contact by way of spacing and withdrawal instead of immediacy and continuity. one of these deconstructive configuration of contact is proven the following to have far-reaching implications, inviting an leading edge rethinking of politics, aesthetics and theology through the textures of cinema. the 1st learn to carry the idea of Nancy into sustained discussion with a chain of specific analyses of flicks, Cinema and call additionally forges new interpretative views on Bresson, Duras and Denis, tracing a compelling two-way trade among cinema and philosophy.

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