Deploying the concept of slowness as an umbrella category under which filmmakers and traditions from different historical and geographical backgrounds can fruitfully converge, this innovative collection of essays interrogates and expands the frameworks that have generally informed slow cinema debates. Repositioning the term in a broader theoretical space, the book combines an array of fine-grained studies that will provide valuable insight into the notion of slowness in the cinema, while mapping out past and contemporary slow films across the globe.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 411 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28 mm
"In Slow Cinema, editors Tiago de Luca and Nuno Barradas Jorge explore the emergence of the titular 'slow cinema' as an aesthetic category that animates a particular sense of cinematic time and duration, placing emphasis on introspection, reflection and contemplation... the volume is especially illuminating when underscoring an integral link between slow cinema, the non-human and ecocinema." -- London School of Economics Review of Books, Sander H lsgens