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The Cinematic Empiricism of Comment ça va?

John E. Drabinski

John E. Drabinski teaches at Hampshire College. He is the author of Sensibility and Singularity: The Problem of Phenomenology in Levinas. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Godard Between Identity and Difference

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...The gaze, the gaze … it is nothing.But it belongs to the very essence of language, which consists in continually undoing its phrase by the foreword or the exegesis, in unsaying the said, in attempting to restate without ceremonies what has...

The Star’s Script: Delon as Director, Producer, and Screenwriter

Alain Delon : Style, Stardom, and Masculinity

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...In Chapter 7, Isabelle Vanderschelden investigates an overlooked period in Delon’s career, broadly 1976–1983. It investigates the star’s input into film production, then more specifically into screenwriting and directing. Vanderschelden...

The End of Knighthood

Joseph Cunneen

Joseph Cunneen is co-founder of the international quarterly Cross Currents where he was also editor for nearly half a century. He has published studies on the film makers Kieslowski, Rohmer, Tarkovsky, and Bresson, and has contributed articles on religious and cultural issues to such journals as America, Commonweal, Esprit, Midstream, and The Nation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Bresson : A Spiritual Style in Film

Continuum, 2003

Book chapter

...lancelot of the lake was a project bresson had long dreamed of; he first hoped to work on it even before A Man Escaped. It is a purely speculative question as to how different the movie would have been if he had made it in the mid-1950s...

Language in Motion: The Sign Talk Films of Hugh Lenox Scott and Richard Sanderville

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...This chapter examines two landmark documentary films of Plains Indian Sign Language (PISL), a conventionalized system of manual sign communication that has for centuries served as a lingua franca among Plains Indian peoples. In September...

Translating the Academe: Conceptualizing the Transnational in Film and Media

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...This chapter seeks to position the turn toward a foregrounding of translation practices in film and media studies that has emerged in the last decade as a way to illuminate the broader intellectual and epistemological stakes of doing...

West African Francophone Cinema and the Mysteries of Language: From Ideological Struggle to Aesthetic Shudder

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...And I—it is the shudder of meaning I interrogate, listening to the rustle of language, that language which for me, modern man, is my Nature. The Babel of the postcolony It is an obvious but crucial fact that the region of West Africa...

Apocalypse Now

Joseph Cunneen

Joseph Cunneen is co-founder of the international quarterly Cross Currents where he was also editor for nearly half a century. He has published studies on the film makers Kieslowski, Rohmer, Tarkovsky, and Bresson, and has contributed articles on religious and cultural issues to such journals as America, Commonweal, Esprit, Midstream, and The Nation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Bresson : A Spiritual Style in Film

Continuum, 2003

Book chapter

...“of all my films,” bresson concedes, the devil probably (1977) is “the most ghastly. But none of them are despairing.”Robert Bresson, Cinématographie, no. 29 (July-August 1977). A courageous indictment of the forces in contemporary society...

The Spirit Blows through Prison

Joseph Cunneen

Joseph Cunneen is co-founder of the international quarterly Cross Currents where he was also editor for nearly half a century. He has published studies on the film makers Kieslowski, Rohmer, Tarkovsky, and Bresson, and has contributed articles on religious and cultural issues to such journals as America, Commonweal, Esprit, Midstream, and The Nation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Bresson : A Spiritual Style in Film

Continuum, 2003

Book chapter

...a man escaped (1956), bresson’s next movie, demonstrates that the “spiritual” aspect of his work is due more to style than subject matter. (Its more precise French title, Un condamné à mort s’est échappé, would translate as A Man Condemned...

Poorly Timed Campaigns: Versions, Dubbing, Subtitles

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction In June 1932, radical film critic Juan Piqueras (1904–36) published the first number of a new journal, Nuestro Cinema, in which the translated essay that follows, “Poorly Timed Campaigns: Versions, Dubbing, Subtitles...

Multilingualism and Indigenous Cinema in Northeast India: The Case of Kokborok Language Films

The Multilingual Screen : New Reflections on Cinema and Linguistic Difference

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...India has a long history of addressing issues of multilingualism and multiculturalism. Since the very beginning of its struggle for independence, the country has devised various policies meant to protect the languages and cultural practices...