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Cinemagritte: Rene Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice - Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series (Hardback)
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Cinemagritte: Rene Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice - Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series (Hardback)

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Hardback 312 Pages / Published: 30/11/2019
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Cinemagritte: Rene Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice investigates the dynamic relationship between the Surrealist modernist artist Rene Magritte (1898-1967) and the cinema-a topic largely ignored in the annals of film and art criticism. Magritte once said that he used cinema as ""a trampoline for the imagination,"" but here author Lucy Fischer reverses that process by using Magritte's work as a stimulus for an imaginative examination of film.

While Fischer considers direct influences of film on Magritte and Magritte on film, she concentrates primarily on ""resonances"" of Magritte's work in international cinema-both fiction and documentary, mainstream and experimental. These resonances exist for several reasons. First, Magritte was a lover of cinema and created works as homages to the medium, such as Blue Cinema (1925), which immortalized his childhood movie theater. Second, Magritte's style, though dependent on bizarre juxtapositions, was characterized by surface realism-which ties it to the nature of the photographic and cinematic image. Third, Magritte shares with film a focus on certain significant concepts: the frame, voyeurism, illusionism, the relation between word and image, the face, montage, variable scale, and flexible point of view. Additionally, the volume explores art documentaries concerning Magritte as well as the artist's whimsical amateur ""home movies,"" made with his wife, Georgette, friends, and Belgian Surrealist associates. The monograph is richly illustrated with some forty images of Magritte's oeuvre as well as fifty film stills from such diverse works as The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Eyes Without a Face, American Splendor, The Blood of a Poet, Zorns Lemma, The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Draughtsman's Contract, and many more. Cinemagritte brings a novel and creative approach to the work of Magritte and both film and art criticism. Students, scholars, and fans of art history and film will enjoy this thoughtful marriage of the two.

Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814346365
Number of pages: 312
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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Lucy Fischer's Cinemagritte offers a dazzling analysis of Ren? Magritte's little-known relation to the cinema. Drawn to the beauty and wit of the painter's oeuvre, she traces the ways in which Magritte's work raises conceptual, artistic, and philosophical issues that have direct relevance to film theory and practice. The result is a brilliant argument from a gifted writer who continues to write eloquently about cinema and the arts.-- (07/22/2019)
Cinemagritte is a fascinating and absorbing seminal study of the oblique influence of surrealist painter Ren? Magritte on various practice throughout film history. The scholarship is impeccable. It is an absolutely intriguing study that would be attractive in itself, but written by one of the leading film scholars in the world, it will be used as a model of inventive and creative scholarship.-- (07/22/2019)
In Cinemagritte, Lucy Fischer excavates the longstanding and reciprocal interest between Ren? Magritte and the cinema. Far more than a history of this interest, Fischer creates a set of 'resonances' that emerges from a nuanced reading of the artist's career and preoccupations, at once visual and conceptual, that provides new and important analytic tools with which to understand a wide range of cinematic movements and preoccupations.-- (07/22/2019)
By paying special attention to Rene Magritte's conceptual approach, Lucy Fischer has crafted a book filled with new insights on Surrealism in art and the American film-making avant-garde of the sixties. Without a doubt, Cinemagritte will appeal to both the specialist and to the general reader. Thoroughly illustrated, Fischer's book marks a step forward in the dialogue between film studies and the history of art.-- (07/22/2019)

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