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The Resource Figuring the past : period film and the mannerist aesthetic, Belén Vidal

Figuring the past : period film and the mannerist aesthetic, Belén Vidal

Label
Figuring the past : period film and the mannerist aesthetic
Title
Figuring the past
Title remainder
period film and the mannerist aesthetic
Statement of responsibility
Belén Vidal
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This definitive work offers a new approach to the period film at the turn of the twenty-first century, examining the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. This book explores the relation between visual motifs and cultural representation in a range of key films by James Ivory, Martin Scorsese and Jane Campion, among others. Looking at the mannerist taste for citation, detail and stylisation, the author argues for an aesthetic of fragments and figures central to the period film as an international genre. Three key figures - the house, the tableau and the letter - structure a critical journey through a selection of detailed case studies, in relation to changing notions of visual style, melodrama, and gender. This seeks to place this popular but often undervalued genre in a new light and to rethink its significance in the context of key debates in film studies."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
QGK
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Vidal, Belén
Dewey number
791.4301
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PN1995.9.H5
  • PN1993-1999
LC item number
V53 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Film culture in transition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historical films
  • Motion pictures and history
  • Renaissance in motion pictures
Label
Figuring the past : period film and the mannerist aesthetic, Belén Vidal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-243) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction-Period film and the mannerist moment -- A poetics of figuration -- Present in the past: The house -- Time and the image: the tableau -- The scene of writing: the letter -- Conclusion-Second sight: reviewing the past, figuring the present
Control code
795777352
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9789089642820
Isbn Type
(geb.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)795777352
Label
Figuring the past : period film and the mannerist aesthetic, Belén Vidal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-243) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction-Period film and the mannerist moment -- A poetics of figuration -- Present in the past: The house -- Time and the image: the tableau -- The scene of writing: the letter -- Conclusion-Second sight: reviewing the past, figuring the present
Control code
795777352
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9789089642820
Isbn Type
(geb.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)795777352

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