Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

sign up for Boomerang Books BulletinGet Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Memory and the Moving Image by Isabelle McNeill

A vital rethinking of memory and the moving image for the digital age, Isabelle McNeill investigates the role of the moving image in cultural memory, considering the impact of digital technologies on visual culture. Drawing on an interdisciplinary range of theoretical resources and an unusual body of films and moving image works, the author examines the ways in which recent French filmmaking conceptualises both the past and the workings of memory. Ultimately the author argues that memory is an intersubjective process, in which filmic forms continue to play a crucial role even as new media come to dominate our contemporary experience. Memory and the Moving Image: *Introduces new ways of thinking about the relation between film and memory, arising from a compelling, interdisciplinary study of theories and films *Subtly explores the French context while drawing theoretical conclusions with wider implications and applicability *Provides detailed and illuminating close readings of varied moving image works to aid theoretical explorations *Moves away from auteurist approaches, examining work by canonical directors including Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and Agnes Varda alongside that of less well-known filmmakers such as Claire Simon and Yamina Benguigui *Brings together thinkers such as Bergson, Deleuze, Bazin and Barthes with, for example, Rodowick and Mulvey, in an engaging interweaving of theories. Works considered include Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du Cinema (1989-98), Yamina Benguigui's Memoires d'Immigres (1997), Chris Marker's CD-ROM Immemory (1998), Claire Simon's Mimi (2003), Michael Haneke's Cache (2005) and Agnes Varda's multi-media exhibition, L'Ile et Elle (2006).

Buy Memory and the Moving Image by Isabelle McNeill from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780748638918
ISBN-10: 0748638911
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Memory and the Moving Image by Isabelle McNeill

Book Reviews - Memory and the Moving Image by Isabelle McNeill

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Memory and the Moving Image book by Isabelle McNeill and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Author Biography - Isabelle McNeill

Isabelle McNeill is Philomathia Fellow in French at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, where she teaches French literature and cinema. She is co-founder and trustee of the Cambridge Film Trust, which runs the Cambridge Film Festival.

Books By Isabelle McNeill

Transmissions by Isabelle McNeill
Paperback, October 2007
Memory and the Moving Image by Isabelle McNeill
Paperback, May 2012