World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism

Drawing on Franco Moretti's organization of world literatures into an 'atlas', Dudley Andrew, for example, draws an 'atlas of world cinema', which allows film history to be seen as a sequence of 'waves . . . rolling through adjacent ...

Author: Lúcia Nagib

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441154651

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism is a highly original study. Traditional views of cinematic realism usually draw on the so-called classical cinema and its allegiance to narrative mimesis, but Nagib challenges this, drawing instead on the filmmaker's commitment to truth and to the film medium's material bond with the real. Starting from the premise that world cinema's creative peaks are governed by an ethics of realism, Nagib conducts comparative case studies picked from world new waves, such as the Japanese New Wave, the French nouvelle vague, the Cinema Novo, the New German Cinema, the Russo-Cuban Revolutionary Cinema, the Portuguese self-performing auteur and the Inuit Indigenous Cinema. Drawing upon Badiou and Rancière, World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism revisits and reformulates several fundamental concepts in film studies, such as illusionism, identification, apparatus, alienation effects, presentation and representation. Its groundbreaking scholarship takes film theory in a bold new direction.

World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism

World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism is a highly original study.

Author: Lúcia Nagib

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1441137831

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism is a highly original study. Traditional views of cinematic realism usually draw on the so-called classical cinema and its allegiance to narrative mimesis, but Nagib challenges this, drawing instead on the filmmaker's commitment to truth and to the film medium's material bond with the real. Starting from the premise that world cinema's creative peaks are governed by an ethics of realism, Nagib conducts comparative case studies picked from world new waves, such as the Japanese New Wave, the French nouvelle vague, the Cinema Novo, the New German Cinema, the Russo-Cuban Revolutionary Cinema, the Portuguese self-performing auteur and the Inuit Indigenous Cinema. Drawing upon Badiou and Rancière, World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism revisits and reformulates several fundamental concepts in film studies, such as illusionism, identification, apparatus, alienation effects, presentation and representation. Its groundbreaking scholarship takes film theory in a bold new direction.

Realist Cinema as World Cinema

Martin-Jones, David (2019), Cinema Against Doublethink: Ethical Encounters with the Lost Pasts of World History. London/New York: Routledge. Nagib, Lúcia (2011), World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism. New York/London: Continuum.

Author: Lúcia Nagib

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048539215

Category: Art

Page: 300

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This book presents the bold and original proposal to replace the general appellation of 'world cinema' with the more substantive concept of 'realist cinema'. Veering away from the usual focus on modes of reception and spectatorship, it locates instead cinematic realism in the way films are made. The volume is structured across three innovative categories of realist modes of production: 'non-cinema', or a cinema that aspires to be life itself; 'intermedial passages', or films that incorporate other artforms as a channel to historical and political reality; and 'total cinema', or films moved by a totalising impulse, be it towards the total artwork, total history or universalising landscapes. Though mostly devoted to recent productions, each part starts with the analysis of foundational classics, which have paved the way for future realist endeavours, proving that realism is timeless and inherent in cinema from its origin.

Realism of the Senses in World Cinema

In their common allegiance to the long take, these are cinemas characterised by a sensory mode of address based on the protracted inspection of physical reality.

Author: Tiago De Luca

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: 1780766300

Category: Art

Page: 280

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Over the last decade, a realist tendency has made its mark on the world cinema map. What are its main aesthetic and political characteristics? How does it relate to the realist canon and world cinema history? What are the different facets of this phenomenon as expressed in diverse cinemas across the globe? Drawing on foundational realist theories and recent takes on the body and the senses, this illuminating book aims to provide in-depth answers to these questions by examining the fascinating work of Carlos Reygadas (Mexico), Tsai Ming-liang (Taiwan) and Gus Van Sant (US), including award-winning films such "Japon", "Vive l'amour" and "Elephant". In their common allegiance to the long take, these are cinemas characterised by a sensory mode of address based on the protracted inspection of physical reality. Their hyperbolic focus on material phenomena, de Luca argues, translates into phenomenological film experiences that provide an antidote to a world saturated by simulation processes. The book demonstrates how these cinemas politically affirm new ways of being in the world.

Theorizing World Cinema

Nagib, Lúcia (2011) World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism (London, Continuum). Nagib, Lúcia and Mello, Cecília (eds) (2009) 'Introduction', in Realism and the Audiovisual Media (Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan).

Author: Lúcia Nagib

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780755698134

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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This innovative book is about the place of world cinema in the cultural imaginary. It also repositions world cinema in a wider discursive space than is usually the case and treats it as an object of theoretical enquiry, rather than as a commercial label. The editors and distinguished group of contributors offer a range of approaches and case studies whose organizing principle is the developing idea of polycentrism as applied to cinema. They refine and redefine key concepts in film studies, including identification and identity, narrative and realism, allegory and the national project, auteurism and the popular, art and genre. They re-evaluate how cinema shapes and responds to the philosophical, cultural and political effects of transnationalism and cosmopolitanism in the age of the moving image, and explore the interconnectedness of films produced worldwide, as well as the links between cinema and other visual cultural forms. The contributors include: John Caughie, Felicia Chan, Tiago de Luca, Rajinder Dudrah, Song Hwee Lim, Laura Mulvey, Lucia Nagib, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, Chris Perriam, Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Paul Julian Smith, and Ismail Xavier.

Cinematic Ethics

Includes detailed case study chapters on moral philosophy in film (Crimes and Misdemeanours, The Lives of Others, ... the image's material link with reality, exploring an ethics of realism within four 'waves' of diverse 'world cinemas' ...

Author: Robert Sinnerbrink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317336105

Category: Philosophy

Page: 261

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How do movies evoke and express ethical ideas? What role does our emotional involvement play in this process? What makes the aesthetic power of cinema ethically significant? Cinematic Ethics: Exploring Ethical Experience through Film addresses these questions by examining the idea of cinema as a medium of ethical experience with the power to provoke emotional understanding and philosophical thinking. In a clear and engaging style, Robert Sinnerbrink examines the key philosophical approaches to ethics in contemporary film theory and philosophy using detailed case studies of cinematic ethics across different genres, styles, and filmic traditions. Written in a lucid and lively style that will engage both specialist and non-specialist readers, this book is ideal for use in the academic study of philosophy and film. Key features include annotated suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter and a filmography of movies useful for teaching and researching cinematic ethics.

The Orientation of Future Cinema

But the engagement for the spectator is with an image itinerary that strives to create a vision of the world. In this way also, ... 37 See Lucia Nagib, World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism (New York: Continuum Press), 27.

Author: Bruce Isaacs

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781623569136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

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What is the fate of cinema in an age of new technologies, new aesthetic styles, new modes of cultural production and consumption? What becomes of cinema and a century-long history of the moving image when the theatre is outmoded as a social and aesthetic space, as celluloid gives over to digital technology, as the art-house and multiplex are overtaken by a proliferation of home entertainment systems? The Orientation of Future Cinema offers an ambitious and compelling argument for the continued life of cinema as image, narrative and experience. Commencing with Lumière’s Arrival of a Train at a Station, Bruce Isaacs confronts the threat of contemporary digital technologies and processes by returning to cinema’s complex history as a technological and industrial phenomenon. The technology of moving images has profoundly changed; and yet cinema materialises ever more forcefully in digital capture and augmentation, 3-D perception and affect, High Frame Rate cinema, and the evolution of spectacle as the dominant aesthetic mode in contemporary studio production.

ReFocus The Films of Pablo Larrain

John King, Magical Reels: A History of Cinema in Latin America (London: Verso, 1990). 12. Cf. Estévez, “Cine contemporáneo ... Rancière qtd. in Lúcia Nagib, World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism (London: Continuum, 2011), 235. 28.

Author: Laura Hatry

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474448307

Category: Electronic books

Page: 248

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Assessing his work in the context of film aesthetics, philosophy, history, adaptation studies and cultural studies, this is the first book-length English-language anthology about this important director's cinema, offering a wide range of perspectives by a diverse range of international scholars.

Performing Translation Praktiken des Wissens in um Musik Theater Film

Naficy, Hamid: An Accented Cinema. Exilic and Diasporic Filmmaking. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001. Nagib, Lúcia: World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism. London: continuum, 2011. Ponzanesi, Sandra und Marguerite Waller: ...

Author: Angelika Silberbauer

Publisher: Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag

ISBN: 9783990123768

Category: Art

Page: 172

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Unter dem Motto "Performing Translation" fand 2014 an der mdw_Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien zum zweiten Mal ein internationales Symposion für DissertantInnen statt. Die zwölf Vortragenden aus Wissenschaftsbereichen rund um die an der mdw vertretenen Künste Musik, Theater und Film waren eingeladen, das kulturwissenschaftliche Konzept der Translation an den Beispielen ihrer Dissertationsthemen zu erproben. Mit Beiträgen von Thomas Glaser | Gabriela Lendle | Elisabeth Mayerhofer | David Merö | Doris Posch | Ela Posch | J. Cole Ritchie | Matej Santi | Mario Schlembach | Angelika Silberbauer | Benjamin Vogels (geb. Meyer) | Akiko Yamada

Positioning Art Cinema

See, for example, Rancière, 'Aesthetics as Politics'in Aesthetics and its Discontents. Rancière, The Politics of Aesthetics: The Distribution of the Sensible, London: Bloomsbury, 2013,8. World Cinema and the Ethics of Realism, 32.

Author: Geoff King

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786725561

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 344

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Art cinema occupies a space in the film landscape that is accorded a particular kind of value. From films that claim the status of harsh realism to others which embody aspects of the tradition of modernism or the poetic, art cinema encompasses a variety of work from across the globe. But how is art cinema positioned in the film marketplace, or by critics and in academic analysis? Exactly what kinds of cultural value are attributed to films of this type and how can this be explained? This book offers a unique analysis of how such processes work, including the broader cultural basis of the appeal of art cinema to particular audiences. Geoff King argues that there is no single definition of art cinema, but a number of distinct and recurrent tendencies are identified. At one end of the spectrum are films accorded the most 'heavyweight' status, offering the greatest challenges to viewers. Others mix aspects of art cinema with more accessible dimensions such as uses of popular genre frameworks and 'exploitation' elements involving explicit sex and violence. Including case studies of key figures such as Michael Haneke, Pedro Almodóvar and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, this is a crucial contribution to understanding both art cinema itself and the discourses through which its value is established.