Limit Cinema

Limit Cinema

Author: Chelsea Birks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501352874

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Limit Cinema explores how contemporary global cinema represents the relationship between humans and nature. During the 21st century this relationship has become increasingly fraught due to proliferating social and environmental crises; recent films from Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011) to Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010) address these problems by reflecting or renegotiating the terms of our engagement with the natural world. In this spirit, this book proposes a new film philosophy for the Anthropocene. It argues that certain contemporary films attempt to transgress the limits of human experience, and that such 'limit cinema' has the potential to help us rethink our relationship with nature. Posing a new and timely alternative to the process philosophies that have become orthodox in the fields of film philosophy and ecocriticism, Limit Cinema revitalizes the philosophy of Georges Bataille and puts forward a new reading of his notion of transgression in the context of our current environmental crisis. To that end, Limit Cinema brings Bataille into conversation with more recent discussions in the humanities that seek less anthropocentric modes of thought, including posthumanism, speculative realism, and other theories associated with the nonhuman turn. The problems at stake are global in scale, and the book therefore engages with cinema from a range of national and cultural contexts. From Ben Wheatley's psychological thrillers to Nettie Wild's eco-documentaries, limit cinema pushes against the boundaries of thought and encourages an ethical engagement with perspectives beyond the human.
Limit Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Chelsea Birks
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Limit Cinema explores how contemporary global cinema represents the relationship between humans and nature. During the 21st century this relationship has become increasingly fraught due to proliferating social and environmental crises; recent films from Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011) to Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Limit Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Chelsea Birks
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-07-15 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

Limit Cinema explores how contemporary global cinema represents the relationship between humans and nature. During the 21st century this relationship has become increasingly fraught due to proliferating social and environmental crises; recent films from Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011) to Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives
Cinema and Contact
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Laura McMahon
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Drawing on the work of contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, Cinema and Contact investigates the aesthe-tics and politics of touch in the cinema of three of the most prominent and distinctive filmmakers to have emerged in France during the last fifty years: Robert Bresson, Marguerite Duras and Claire Denis. Countering
Limit Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Chelsea Birks
Categories: Ecocriticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

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