The Resource Jean Epstein, Christophe Wall-Romana

Jean Epstein, Christophe Wall-Romana

Label
Jean Epstein
Title
Jean Epstein
Statement of responsibility
Christophe Wall-Romana
Title variation
Jean Epstein
Title variation remainder
corporeal cinema and film philosophy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first comprehensive study of Jean Epstein's fiction and documentary films, film theory, and writings on poetry and homosexuality. Until now no general introduction to this very influential filmmaker, thinker and writer was available in English. The book unfolds the intellectual trajectory of Epstein, describes and comments on his most famous films and little-known documentaries, both silent and sound works, and defines the key terms and concepts of his philosophy of cinema. Wall-Romana argues that Epstein is among the most transformational thinkers of modernity in that he brought together, before Walter Benjamin, moving images, technology, embodiment and affect, philosophy and literature. After an introduction retracing Epstein's life and place in cinema history, the first chapter shows the links between his early career in medicine, his early writings (on poetry, cinema and 'lyrosophy'), and his conceptions of photogénie as embodied viewing. The next two chapters examine his best-known film work situated at the intersection of avant-garde and melodrama, and bring a new focus on the interplay of technics, failed romance, and queer themes and figures. The following three chapters take up his metaphysical Brittany cycle of the 1920s, his documentary committed to the Front Populaire, and his overall philosophy of the cinema. The conclusion explores the surprisingly Epsteinian dimension of some recent cinema, such as films by Soderbergh and Ang Lee, or the wuxia genre"--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Wall-Romana, Christophe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.E67
LC item number
W35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
French Film Directors
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epstein, Jean
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture producers and directors
Label
Jean Epstein, Christophe Wall-Romana
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography (pages [201]-216), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9780719086236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4231256-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4231256
  • (Sirsi) o825746482
  • (OCoLC)825746482
Label
Jean Epstein, Christophe Wall-Romana
Publication
Distribution
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, filmography (pages [201]-216), and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 224 pages
Isbn
9780719086236
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4231256-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4231256
  • (Sirsi) o825746482
  • (OCoLC)825746482

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