Cinematicity in Media History (Paperback)
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Cinematicity in Media History (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 31/03/2015
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This book examines how 'filmic' ways of experiencing and representing the world affected different eras, art forms, and media. In a world where change has become the only constant, how does the perpetually new relate to the old? How does cinema, itself once a new medium, relate both to previous or outmoded media and to what we now refer to as New Media? This collection sets out to examine these questions by focusing on the relations of cinema to other media, cultural productions and diverse forms of entertainment, demarcating their sometimes parallel and sometimes more closely conjoined histories. Cinematicity in Media History makes visible the complex ways in which media anticipate, interfere with and draw on one other, demonstrating how cinematicity makes itself felt in practices of seeing, reading, writing and thinking both before and after the 'birth' of cinema. The examination of the interrelations between cinema, literature, photography and other modes of representation, not only to each other but amid a host of other minor and major media - the magic lantern, the zoetrope, the flick book, the iPhone and the computer - provides crucial insights into the development of media and their overlapping technologies and aesthetics. Cinematicity in Media History is therefore an essential resource for students and scholars in Film and Media Studies. Demonstrates the breadth and influences of cinematic ways of perceiving the world; covers a range of cinematic texts and genres in comparative contexts; examines key developments in pre cinema and cinema history and provides new scholarship on cinematic perception across different media.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9781474402774
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 387 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Postgraduate students and scholars in Film and Media Studies will certainly appreciate the full extent of the pioneering work that has been accomplished in this collection...The concept of cinematicity developed here is compelling, and surely encourages a redefinition of how cinema 'makes itself felt' across media forms (photography and literature for instance) and platforms (such as gaming)'
- Guillaume Lecomte, Kelvingrove Review (May 2014)


"A volume that peers deep into the non-linear chronology of cinematic history. It explores the often fluent boundaries between different media and finds patterns and similarities that not many would detect otherwise." -- Lara Perski, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television




'Postgraduate students and scholars in Film and Media Studies will certainly appreciate the full extent of the pioneering work that has been accomplished in this collection...The concept of cinematicity developed here is compelling, and surely encourages a redefinition of how cinema 'makes itself felt' across media forms (photography and literature for instance) and platforms (such as gaming)'
- Guillaume Lecomte, Kelvingrove Review (May 2014)


"A volume that peers deep into the non-linear chronology of cinematic history. It explores the often fluent boundaries between different media and finds patterns and similarities that not many would detect otherwise." -- Lara Perski, Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television


"An inviting, interdisciplinary collection of essays on the question of what it has meant to interact with moving images in the modern era... Whether one is a specialist in Film/Media Studies, literature, modern cultural history, or the history of media technology, one will find that the themes invite rather than discourage trans-disciplinary participation, and, just as crucially, that the writing is compact and accessible across areas of concentration." -- Andrew Behrendt, Apparatus


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