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A Comparative Schematic Analysis of the Automated Narrative and its Mechanical Logic in Vertov’s The Man with a Movie Camera (1929) and Michael Snow’s De La (1969–72)

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In Chapter 1, I explored some of The Man with a Movie Camera’s salient sociopolitical characteristics from an anthropological point of view. I demonstrated that Vertov’s film is structured and its content is organized and presented in a way...

Nonfiction, the cognitive turn, and Chantal Akerman’s D’Est (1993)

Dara Waldron

Dara Waldron is a Lecturer in Critical and Contextual Studies at the Limerick Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland, with a particular focus on Lens-Based media (differing forms of moving image practices). He is the author of Cinema and Evil: Moral Complexities and the “Dangerous” Film (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Nonfiction Film : Art, Poetics, and Documentary Theory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...The discipline of Film Studies, until the 1990s at least, was dominated by criticism derived from structuralism and psychoanalysis, journals such as Screen and Film Quarterly evolving what is known today as Film Studies in its earliest...

Introduction

Alexander Prokhorov

Alexander Prokhorov is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. He is the author of Inherited Discourse: Paradigms of Stalinist Culture in Literature and Cinema of the Thaw (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elena Prokhorova

Elena Prokhorova is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. Her articles have appeared in Slavic Review, Slavic and East European Journal, Kinokultura, and edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Television Genres of the Late Soviet Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...This book examines film and television genres of the late-Soviet era, a topic and an era both challenging and important. Their importance lies not only in the necessity to conceptualize the tapestry of facts and fictions of, and approaches...

Synesthesia

David Schroeder

David Schroeder holds a PhD from Cambridge University, and is Professor Emeritus at Dalhousie University, Canada. His books include Haydn and the Enlightenment (Oxford UP, 1990), Mozart in Revolt (Yale UP, 1999), Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure: The Operatic Impulse in Film (Continuum, 2002/Bloomsbury, 2016), and Our Schubert: His Enduring Legacy (Scarecrow, 2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cinema’s Illusions, Opera’s Allure : The Operatic Impulse in Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2002

Book chapter

...The notion of film director as singer proved to be appealing to directors other than D. W Griffith. Chapter 2 explored Griffith transferring musical images to the screen, in fact having a distinctly musical sense of particular visual images...

A Posthuman Future in the Age of the Algorithm

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In this final chapter I will focus on two other rite of passage structures, which are different from the ones I have previously discussed. These others are implicated in Farocki’s Eye/Machine trilogy (2001–3) and Counter-Music (2004). What...

Late-Soviet Comedy: Between Rebellion and the Status Quo

Alexander Prokhorov

Alexander Prokhorov is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. He is the author of Inherited Discourse: Paradigms of Stalinist Culture in Literature and Cinema of the Thaw (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elena Prokhorova

Elena Prokhorova is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. Her articles have appeared in Slavic Review, Slavic and East European Journal, Kinokultura, and edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Television Genres of the Late Soviet Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Syntax and semantics of the genre If late-Soviet melodrama is by its nature transgressive and articulates values that question the status quo, romantic comedy as a genre celebrates the status quo and examines non-systemic problems against...

La Région Centrale

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Michael Snow terminated the final version of his 180-minute, 16mm color film La Région Centrale in May 1971.See Michael Snow Fonds 1933–96, gift of Michael Snow, E. P. Taylor Library and Archives, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Box 47...

Introduction

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Occasionally one encounters a metaphor that not only captures the essence of an individual practice but also summarizes in a provocative manner the functions and historical significance of a dedicated technology at a specific period in its...

Manufacturing Vision and the Posthuman Circa 1929

David Tomas

David Tomas is a Professor at the School of Visual Arts, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Vertov, Snow, Farocki : Machine Vision and the Posthuman

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The Man with a Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom), a six-reel silent film, was released in 1929 under the auspices of the Ukrainian Film and Photography Administration (VUFKU). As credited on the film, Vertov was the “author-supervisor...

The Socialist Television Police Procedural of the 1970s and 80s: Teaching Soviet Citizens How to Behave

Alexander Prokhorov

Alexander Prokhorov is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. He is the author of Inherited Discourse: Paradigms of Stalinist Culture in Literature and Cinema of the Thaw (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Elena Prokhorova

Elena Prokhorova is Associate Professor of Russian and Film Studies at the College of William and Mary, USA. Her articles have appeared in Slavic Review, Slavic and East European Journal, Kinokultura, and edited volumes. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Film and Television Genres of the Late Soviet Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Syntax and semantics of the genre Whereas late-socialist film epic focused on the male protagonist’s service to the empire, either Russian or Soviet, the Soviet police procedural embodied a male community of professional investigators...