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Title Godard's Contempt : essays from the London Consortium / edited by Colin MacCabe and Laura Mulvey.

Imprint Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.430233 G54Dg 2012    ---  Available
Description viii, 242 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Critical quarterly book series ; 5
Summary "Godard's Contempt (Le Mepris) remains one of the most intriguing and critically discussed twentieth century films. An experimental film made with a Hollywood budget and a stellar cast, an adaptation of a famous novel which completely transforms the source material's themes and concerns, and the climax of the Nouvelle Vague, which also signalled its collapse, Contempt is paradoxical as well as one of the most beautiful movies ever made. The essays collected in Godard's Contempt construct a framework for a renewed set of questions and analyses of Godard's great modern classic. Drawing on work by young scholars from the London Consortium, the essays benefit from their wide range of disciplinary and cultural backgrounds. One of the most exciting recent experiments in graduate education, the Consortium is a partnership of five institutions: the Architectural Association, Birkbeck, University of London, the Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Science Museum and the Tate. With an introduction by MacCabe and a post-script by Mulvey, the collection combines work from those most established of film critics with the very freshest and most varied voices"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Colin McCabe -- Foreground, background, drama: the cinematic space of Le mepris / Ross Exo Adams -- Godard's apart-ment architectures: the reality of abandonment in Le mepris / Alice Gavin -- "O gods . . ." hidden Homeric deities in Godard's Le mepris / James Wilkes -- Godard's women / Nicky Falkof -- The signature of the French New Wave (Godard's Le mepris) / Jake Reeder -- Le mepris and the Hollywood musical / John Shanks -- The written and the writing or how Godard's film functions textually / Elia Ntaousani -- Pure cinema? Blanchot, Godard, Le mepris / Oliver Harris -- Stasis and statuary in Bazinian cinema / Jonathan Law -- "Faux raccord": mismatch, noise and transformation in the work of Jean-Luc Godard / Rob Gallagher -- Anti-theatricality and gesture as antidotes to the commodification of cinema: Godard's Le mepris and Pasolini's La ricotta / Elena Crippa -- "Not necessarily in that order": contempt, adaptation and the metacinematic / William Viney -- "So what am I supposed to do?" : thoughts of action and actions of thought in Godard's contempt / Richard Martin -- In translation: re-conceptualising "home" through Le mepris and its source texts / Jonathan Gross -- Producing Prokosch: Godard, Levine, Palance, Minnelli and a lament to lost Hollywood / Walter Stabb -- Experimenting with cinema in Godard's Le mepris: the past and the present between possibility and impossibility / Raphaelle J Burns -- Cinema at the intervals of cinema / Burhanuddin Baki -- Godard's lingering camera from Le mepris to Passion and back / Anna Manubens -- Le Mepris (Jean-Luc Godard 1963) and its story of cinema: a "fabric of quotations" / Laura Mulvey.
Subject Mepris (Motion picture)
Godard, Jean-Luc, 1930- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Added Author MacCabe, Colin.
Mulvey, Laura.
London Consortium.
ISBN 9781444339314 (pbk.)
1444339311 (pbk.)

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