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DEATHWATCH: AMERICAN FILM, TECHNOLOGY AND THE END OF LIFE. C. Scott Combs. Columbia University Press, New York, 2014. Film and Culture Series. 304 pp. with 23 ills. ISBN 9780231163477 In English.
This title is offered as a special-order item. Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 163353. Publisher's description: This book considers movie sequences in which the process of dying becomes an exercise in legibility and exploration for the camera and connects the slow or static process of dying to formal film innovation throughout the twentieth century. C. Scott Combs considers attractions-based cinema, narrative films, early sound cinema, and films using voiceover or images of medical technology, consolidating and reconceptualizing old and new debates in film theory.
Indexing: Video/Film/Performance
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 163354
Paperbound $30.00x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title) nota bene: See Comment Above.

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