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Author Williams, James S., 1963- author.

Title Space and being in contemporary French cinema / James S. Williams
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Contents Space, cinema, being -- Topographies of being : space, sensation, and spectatorship in the films of Bruno Dumont -- Requiem for a city : the symbolics of space in the cinema of Robert Guédiguian -- Heading nowhere : framing space and social exclusion in the films of Laurent Cantet -- Re-siting the Republic : Abdellatif Kechiche and the politics of reappropriation and renewal -- Beyond the Other : grafting space and human relations in the trans-cinema of Claire Denis
Summary This book brings together for the first time five French directors who have established themselves as among the most exciting and significant working today: Bruno Dumont, Robert Guédiguian, Laurent Cantet, Abdellatif Kechiche and Claire Denis. Whatever their chosen habitats or shifting terrains, each of these highly distinctive auteurs has developed unique strategies of representation and framing that reflect a profound investment in the geophysical world. The book proposes that we think about cinematographic space in its many different forms simultaneously (screenspace, landscape, narrative space, soundscape, spectatorial space). Through a series of close and original readings of selected films, it posits a new 'space of the cinematic subject'. Accessible and wide-ranging, this volume opens up new areas of critical enquiry in the expanding interdisciplinary field of space studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (JSTOR, viewed October 13, 2016)
Subject Motion pictures -- France.
Perception -- In motion pictures
Space in motion pictures.
Subjectivity in motion pictures.
Motion pictures.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Space in motion pictures.
Subjectivity in motion pictures.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1526102218