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Introduction: The Search for Alice Guy

Alison McMahan

Alison McMahan is an award-winning screenwriter, author, and filmmaker. She is the president of Homunculus Productions, LLC. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alice Guy Blaché : Lost Visionary of the Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

Book chapter

...In the course of her life Guy had three names: Alice Guy (during the Gaumont period of her career) until she was married at the age of 34; Madame Blaché until she was divorced at the age of 50; and Alice Guy Blaché until she died at the age...

Farewell to Cinema; Hello to Africa

William Brown

William Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Roehampton, UK. He is the author of Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (2013), Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe (2010), with Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin, and co-editor, with David Martin-Jones, of Deleuze and Film (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Non-Cinema : Global Digital Film-making and the Multitude

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...If in the last chapter we considered how ‘smaller’ films like those featuring images captured by smartphones constitute non-cinema in various respects, in this chapter I shall argue that the very latest digital imaging technologies can...

Remnants of Palestine, or, Archaeology after Auschwitz

Henrik Gustafsson

Henrik Gustafsson is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Culture and Literature, University of Tromsø, Norway and a member of the Nomadikon Centre of Visual Culture. He is the author of Out of Site: Landscape and Cultural Reflexivity in New Hollywood Cinema, 1969-1974 (2008) and the editor (together with Asbjørn Grønstad) of Ethics and Images of Pain (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...I feel like an occupied country. Change lies between the images. Pilgrimage and profanation In the early summer of 1963 Pier Paolo Pasolini retraced the itinerary of Christ along the border of Israel and Jordan, scouting locations...

Passion, Agamben and the Gestures of Work

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Film is linked to the movements and rhythms of work. Recent critical writing has opened new perspectives on the medium’s relation to labor, energy and the human body. Mary Ann Doane points out that the emergence of cinema coincided...

Annihilation (2018)

Directed by

Alex Garland

Written by

Alex Garland

Screenplay

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...Interrogation Room Lena is seated in the interrogation room. Lomax and two scientists are standing. Facing her. Behind glass, more scientists observe. A beat, before Lomax speaks. Lomax What did you eat? Lena … I don’t remember eating....

Montage and the Dark Margin of the Archive

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The witness The testimony, and its forensic value in juridical processes as well as its validity in historiography, depends on its human agent, the witness, and his or her personal memories of an event in history. These memories must...

Biopolitics of Gesture

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The genealogy that Giorgio Agamben provides for cinema in his short but powerful text “Notes on Gesture” strikes in its singularity. Rather than thinking of cinema as an art of optical spectacles, he approaches the medium in terms...

Cinema out of Control: These are Not Films

William Brown

William Brown is Senior Lecturer in Film at the University of Roehampton, UK. He is the author of Supercinema: Film-Philosophy for the Digital Age (2013), Moving People, Moving Images: Cinema and Trafficking in the New Europe (2010), with Dina Iordanova and Leshu Torchin, and co-editor, with David Martin-Jones, of Deleuze and Film (2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Non-Cinema : Global Digital Film-making and the Multitude

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...I ended the last chapter by proposing that the small, the poor and the low have equal value to the big, the rich and the high, perhaps even calling into question the perceived need for value as a concept and its concomitant creation...

Propositions for a Gestural Cinema

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...To be able to leap from one point to another is my essential dream. To be able to go everywhere, to ramble about like you ramble in a dream, to go someplace else. The mobile camera, the walking, flying camera—that’s everybody’s dream...

For an Ethics of the Cinema

Cinema and Agamben : Ethics, Biopolitics and the Moving Image

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Translated by John V. Garner and Colin Williamson Type In his “Notes sur les Tableaux parisiens de Baudelaire,” drafted in French during the last years of his exile in Paris, Walter Benjamin evokes a “nightmare” familiar to anyone who...