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DREAMING OF CINEMA: SPECTATORSHIP, SURREALISM & THE AGE OF DIGITAL MEDIA. Adam Lowenstein. Columbia University Press, New York, 2015. Film & Culture. 274 pp. with 39 ills. 23 x 16 cm. LC 2014-26068 ISBN 9780231166577 In English.
Hardcover edition also available; see Worldwide 163355. Publisher's description: A sense of "cinema lost" has accompanied the ascent of digital media, and many worry film's special capacity to record the real is either disappearing or being fundamentally changed by new media's different technologies. The surrealist movement offers an ideal platform for resolving these tensions, undermining the claims of cinema's crisis of realism and offering an alternative interpretation of film's aesthetics and function. Reading the writing, films, and art of Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali, Man Ray, Andre Breton, Andre Bazin, Roland Barthes, Georges Bataille, Roger Caillois, and Joseph Cornell, and tracing their influence in the films of David Cronenberg, Nakata Hideo, and Atom Egoyan; the American remake of the Japanese Ring (1998); and a YouTube channel devoted to Rock Hudson, this book puts past and present cinema into conversation to recast the meaning of cinematic spectatorship in the twenty-first century.
Indexing: Western, International (Western Style) — Post-1945 — Video/Film/Performance, Criticism/Theory
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 163356
Paperbound $30.00    

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