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  1. Dynamic of the Metropolis : the city film and the spaces of modernity


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    QuellenartElektronische Volltexte & Multimedia>>Hochschulschriften>>
    UrheberKinik, Anthony
    Verleger McGill University
    Veröffentlichungsdatum2008
    Umfang 373 S.
    Schlagworte FWFilmanalyse; Film <Motiv>; Modernität; Stadt
    Beschreibung " For some time now the realm of film studies has been profoundly shaped by two separate but overlapping tendencies. On the one hand, a "spatial turn," or concern with social geography, which has been particularly attracted to cinema's complex relationship with urban space. On the other, a concern with cinema's origins, its early history, and its relationship with a complex of forces, many of them emphatically urban, that has come to be known as "modernity." This thesis concerns itself with the history of the "city film," a hybrid genre, at the crossroads between documentary, experimental, and narrative modes of filmmaking, that sought to capture the dynamics of the modern metropolis and that emerged out of the artistic avant-garde's embrace of cinema in the 1910s and early 1920s. As such, these films are situated directly at the intersection of the film's "spatial turn" and its "modernity thesis," but for some reason they remain largely overlooked (certainly no book-length studies have emerged). This is all the more surprising given the fact that although the "city film's" classical period was relatively brief, ranging from around 1920 until the outbreak of World War II, this genre continues to have an interesting, if diffuse, afterlife. Dynamic of the Metropolis looks at this history through lens of this afterlife, and quite specifically through the work of the contemporary British filmmaker Patrick Keiller, whose films, essays, and interviews reveal a great deal about the emergence of this genre, its great potential, and its missed opportunities." (Information des Anbieters)
    Inhaltsverzeichnis/StrukturIntroduction; Chapter 1: Manhattan Project; Chapter 2: Shattered Spaces; Chapter 3: Kino-Eyes 1: Vertov and Ruttmann; Chapter 4: Kino-Eyes 2: Benjamin and Kracauer; Interlude: The Department of Inversion; Presents...; Chapter 5: London; Chapter 6: Robinson in Space; Conclusion; Bibliography
    Themen FWFilm>>Theorie, Methodik, Didaktik; Film>>Beziehungen, Ausstrahlungen, Einwirkungen; Film>>Filmthemen und Drehbuch
    RVK FWAP 45000; AP 45200; AP 46600; AP 50300
    DDC FWPhilosophie, Theorie, Ästhetik; Historische, geografische, personenbezogene Behandlung
    geographischer BezugBehandlung nach Gebieten, Regionen, Orten im Allgemeinen>>
    zeitlicher Bezugzeitlich übergreifend / unabhängig>>
    SpracheEnglisch