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Acinemas : Lyotard's philosophy of film / edited by Graham Jones and Ashley Woodward.

Other author/creatorJones, Graham (Lecturer in media, communications and writing), editor.
Other author/creatorWoodward, Ashley, editor.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2017]
Descriptionxii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Portion of title Lyotard's philosophy of film
Summary This collection presents, for the first time in English, Jean-Francois Lyotard's major essays on film: 'Acinema', 'The Unconscious as Mise-en-scene', 'Two Metamorphoses of the Seductive in Cinema' and 'The Idea of a Sovereign Film'. Then, eight critical essays by philosophers and film theorists examine Lyotard's film work and influence across two sections: 'Approaches and Interpretations' and 'Applications and Extensions'. These works are complemented by an introductory essay by leading French scholar Jean-Michel Durafour on Lyotard's film-philosophy, an overview of Lyotard's practical film projects written by his collaborators Claudine Eizykman and Guy Fihman, and the synopsis for a later film project Memorial Immemorial, which Lyotard proposed but was not produced. Jean-Francois Lyotard was the most significant aesthetician of the poststructuralist generation, but this dimension of his thought is only recently beginning to receive the attention it deserves in the English-speaking world. He devoted a number of essays to film, and was involved in making several experimental short films. Lyotard's reflections on film offer a perspective which seeks to do justice to it as an art by focusing on its aesthetic, material qualities. His work in this area remains a largely untapped resource, with the potential for inaugurating exciting new directions in film-philosophy.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 215-218), filmography (page 214) and index.
LanguageTexts in English with four texts translated from the French.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN9781474418935 hardcover
ISBN1474418937 hardcover
ISBN9781474418942 paperback
ISBN1474418945 paperback
ISBNelectronic book
ISBNelectronic publication

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