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Technology and culture, the film reader / edited by Andrew Utterson.


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London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.
  • Book
  • x, 152 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [143]-147) and index.
  • Part 1: Origins and Evolution 1. Past, Present, and Future "Henry V. Hopwood " 2. The Cinema of theFuture "Morton Heilig "3. Cinema and Digital Media "Lev Manovich" Part 2: Definitions and Determinism 4. The Myth of Total Cinema "Andre "Bazin 5. Machines of the Visible "Jean-Louis Comolli" 6. The Coming of Sound "Douglas Gomery "Part 3: Projections and Aesthetics 7. The Pleasure of the Interface "Claudia Springer" 8. Dogme 95: The vow of chastity "Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg" 9. Pirates of the New World Image Orders "Patricia R. Zimmerman "Part 4: Context and Consequences 10. Kinoks: A revolution "Dziga Vertov" 11. The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction "Walter Benjamin "12. The Scene of the Screen "Vivan Sobchack".
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Publisher's Summary:
"Tecnology and Culture: The Film Reader" brings together key theoretical texts from respected names in the field including Andre Bevin, Walter Benjamin and Vivian Sobchackmore, and examines more than a century of writing on film and technology. The book explores the intertwined technologies of cinematic representation, reproduction, distribution and reception, and locates the technological history of cinema as one component of an increasingly complex technological culture. Grouped into four thematic sections, each with an editorial introduction, the articles cover a wide range of disciplines, perspectives and methodologies and reflect the multiplicity of contemporary approaches to technology. The four sections are: Origins and Evolutions - examining the lineage of cinema's machines; Definitions and Determinism - redefines technology and considers the forces that shape the form and function of cinema's physical tools; Projections and Aesthetics - analyzes the exchange between cinematic and other technologies; and Contexts and Consequences - situates the technologies of cinema withing a broader framework. With critical approaches mapped out in a general introduction and a select bibliography for further reading, students taking courses on cinema and media technologies will find this an ideal introduction to the wealth of writing and research in the field.
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Utterson, Andrew.
In focus--Routledge film readers.

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