The Paradigm Case: The Cinema of Hitchcock and the Contemporary Visual Arts - Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts 36 (Paperback)Bernard McCarron (author)
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Through a detailed study of the Hitchcock-related work of artist-filmmakers Matthias Muller and Christoph Girardet, Johan Grimonprez, Pierre Huyghe, Douglas Gordon and Atom Egoyan, this book facilitates a dialogue between the creative appropriation of Hitchcock's films and the cinematic practices that increasingly inform the wider field of the contemporary visual arts. Each chapter is structured around a consideration of how the artwork in question has reconfigured or `remade' key Hitchcockian expressive elements and motifs - in particular, the relationship between mise en scene and the mechanics of suspense, time, memory, history and death. In a career that extended across silent and sound eras as well as the British, European and Hollywood industries, Hitchcock's film uvre can be seen as a history of the cinema itself. As the work of these contemporary artist-filmmakers shows, it was also a history of the future, a paradigm case par excellence.
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 221 x 147 x 20 mm
Edition: New edition