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Title:
Mise en scène and film style : from classical Hollywood to new media art
Author:
Martin, Adrian, 1959- , author.
Publication Information:
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Physical Description:
xviii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
"Styles of filmmaking have changed greatly from the classical Hollywood system, with its emphasis on narrative and character, to the current digital era of YouTube and installation art, where audiovisual spectacle takes command. The ways in which film critics and scholars have analysed these transformations in film style have also often changed. This book explores two central style concepts from the history of audiovisual criticism and theory, mise en scène and dispositif, to illuminate a wide range of film and new media examples. It argues that we need an open, inclusive and truly international approach to understand anew both old and current film and media works"--
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781137269942
Format :
Book

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Styles of filmmaking have changed greatly from classical Hollywood through to our digital era. So, too, have the ways in which film critics and scholars have analysed these transformations in film style. This book explores two central style concepts, mise en sc#65533;ne and dispositif, to illuminate a wide range of film and new media examples.


Author Notes

Adrian Martin is Professor of Film Studies at Goethe University, Germany, and Monash University, Australia. His books include Phantasms, Once Upon a Time in America, The Mad Max Movies, Last Day Every Day and What is Modern Cinema? He is co-editor of the online film journal LOLA and the book Movie Mutations.


Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prologue: At the Ballet Rusep. x
1 A Term That Means Everything, and Nothing Very Specificp. 1
2 Aesthetic Economies: The Expressive and the Excessivep. 21
3 What Was Mise en scène?p. 43
4 The Crises (1): Squeezed and Stretchedp. 74
5 The Crises (2): The Style It Takesp. 95
6 Sonic Spacesp. 108
7 A Detour via Reality: Social Mise en scènep. 127
8 Cinema, Audiovisual Art of the 21st Centuryp. 155
9 The Rise of the Dispositifp. 178
Epilogue: Five Minutes and Fifteen Seconds with Ritwik Ghatakp. 205
Bibliographyp. 217
Indexp. 227

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