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Description - Love in Motion by Reidar Due

This is a book about how film encountered love in the course of its history. It is also a book about the philosophy of love. Since Plato, erotic love has been praised for leading the soul to knowledge. The vast tradition of poetry devoted to love has emphasized that love is a feeling. Love in Motion presents a new metaphysics and ontology of love as a reciprocal erotic relationship. The book argues that film has been particularly well suited for depicting love in this way, in virtue of its special narrative language. This is a language of expression that has developed in the course of film history. The book spans this history from early silent directors such as Joseph von Sternberg to contemporary filmmakers like Sophia Coppola. At the centre of this study is a comparison between Classical French and American love films of the forties and a series of modernist films by Luis Bunuel, Francois Truffaut and Wong Kar Wai.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231167338
ISBN-10: 0231167334
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 12-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Reidar Due

Reidar Due teaches Film Aesthetics and is Fellow in French at Magdalen College, Oxford University. He has previously published on Jean-Paul Sartre and Gilles Deleuze, and his research centers on the ontology of modern art and the relationship between phenomenology and ethics.