• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Shadows, Specters, Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film (Paperback)
  • Shadows, Specters, Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film (Paperback)
zoom

Shadows, Specters, Shards: Making History in Avant-Garde Film (Paperback)

(author)
£21.99
Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 14/08/2005
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Avant-garde films are often dismissed as obscure or disconnected from the realities of social and political history. Jeffrey Skoller challenges this myth, arguing that avant-garde films more accurately display the complex interplay between past events and our experience of the present than conventional documentaries and historical films. Shadows, Specters, Shards examines a group of experimental films, including work by Eleanor Antin, Ernie Gehr, and Jean-Luc Godard, that take up historical events such as the Holocaust, Latin American independence struggles, and urban politics. Identifying a cinema of evocation rather than representation, these films call attention to the unrepresentable aspects of history that profoundly impact the experience of everyday life. Making use of the critical theories of Walter Benjamin and Gilles Deleuze, among others, Skoller analyzes various narrative strategies - allegory, sideshadowing, testimony, and multiple temporalities - that uncover competing perspectives and gaps in historical knowledge often ignored in conventional film. In his discussion of avant-garde film of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Skoller reveals how a nuanced understanding of the past is inextricably linked to the artistry of image making and storytelling.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816642328
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

Star Trek: Light-Up Starship Enterprise
Added to basket
Story
Added to basket
£22.95
Paperback
Wishful Drinking
Added to basket
£8.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Moon's a Balloon
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Bruce Lee
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Good, The Bad and The Multiplex
Added to basket
Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins
Added to basket
Yes Please
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Goddess
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
The Celestine Prophecy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Film Book
Added to basket
£19.99   £13.49
Hardback
Of Walking In Ice
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
My Word is My Bond
Added to basket
Star Wars - The Bounty Hunter Code
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.