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Author Vidal, Belén.

Title Figuring the past : period film and the mannerist aesthetic / Belén Vidal.

Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, ©2012.


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Description 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations
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Series Film culture in transition
Film culture in transition.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: period film and the mannerist moment -- A poetics of figuration -- Present in the past: The house -- Time and the image: the tableau -- The scene of writing: the letter -- Conclusion-Second sight: reviewing the past, figuring the present.
Summary "This definitive work offers a new approach to the period film at the turn of the twenty-first century, examining the ways in which contemporary cinema recreates the historical past. This book explores the relation between visual motifs and cultural representation in a range of key films by James Ivory, Martin Scorsese and Jane Campion, among others. Looking at the mannerist taste for citation, detail and stylisation, the author argues for an aesthetic of fragments and figures central to the period film as an international genre. Three key figures - the house, the tableau and the letter - structure a critical journey through a selection of detailed case studies, in relation to changing notions of visual style, melodrama, and gender. This seeks to place this popular but often undervalued genre in a new light and to rethink its significance in the context of key debates in film studies."--Publisher's website.
Language English.
Note Print version record.
Subject Historical films -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures and history.
Renaissance in motion pictures.
Films historiques -- Histoire et critique.
Cinéma et histoire.
Renaissance au cinéma.
Film, TV and radio.
The arts.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- General.
Historical films. (OCoLC)fst00958120
Motion pictures and history. (OCoLC)fst01027408
Renaissance in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01904470
Indexed Term Motion pictures
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Title Period film and the mannerist aesthetic
Other Form: Print version: 9781283698245 (OCoLC)795777352
ISBN 9789048513536 (electronic bk.)
9048513537 (electronic bk.)
908964282X (hardcover)
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DEBBG BV044169105
DEBSZ 421239158
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