Coverart for item
The Resource Camera historica : the century in cinema, Antoine de Baecque ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidof

Camera historica : the century in cinema, Antoine de Baecque ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidof

Label
Camera historica : the century in cinema
Title
Camera historica
Title remainder
the century in cinema
Statement of responsibility
Antoine de Baecque ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidof
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
From the publisher. Antoine de Baecque proposes a new historiography of cinema, exploring film as a visual archive of the twentieth century, as well as history's imprint on the cinematic image. Whether portraying events that occurred in the past or stories unfolding before their eyes, certain twentieth-century filmmakers used a particular mise-en-scene to give form to history, becoming in the process historians themselves. Historical events, in turn, irrupted into cinema. This double movement, which de Baecque terms the "cinematographic form of history," disrupts the very material of film, much like historical events disturb the narrative of human progress. De Baecque defines, locates, and interprets cinematographic forms in seven distinct bodies of cinema: 1950s modern cinema and its conjuring of the morbid trauma of war; French New Wave and its style, which became the negative imprint of the malaise felt by young contemporaries of the Algerian War; post-Communist Russian films, or the "de-modern" works of catastroika; contemporary Hollywood films that attach themselves to the master fiction of 9/11; the characteristic mise en forme of filmmaker Sacha Guitry, who, in Si Versailles m'etait conte (1954), filmed French history from inside its chateau; the work of Jean-Luc Godard, who evoked history through his own museum memory of the twentieth century; and the achievements of Peter Watkins, the British filmmaker who reported on history like a war correspondent. De Baecque's introduction clearly lays out his theoretical framework, a profoundly brilliant conceptualization of the many ways cinema and history relate. --
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baecque, Antoine de
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
European perspectives: a series in social thought and cultural criticism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Motion pictures and history
Label
Camera historica : the century in cinema, Antoine de Baecque ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidof
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreclosed forms: how images of mass death reemerged in modern cinema -- From Versailles to the silver screen: Sacha Guitry, historian of France -- "Me? Uh, nothing": The French new wave, politics, and history -- Peter Watkins, live from history : the films, style and method of cinema's special correspondent -- The theory of sparks : a history in images, according to Jean-Luc Godard -- Demodern aesthetics: filming the end of communism -- America unraveled: master fictions in contemporary Hollywood cinema
Control code
ocn693812345
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 398 p.
Isbn
9780231156516
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011035568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)693812345
Label
Camera historica : the century in cinema, Antoine de Baecque ; translated by Ninon Vinsonneau and Jonathan Magidof
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreclosed forms: how images of mass death reemerged in modern cinema -- From Versailles to the silver screen: Sacha Guitry, historian of France -- "Me? Uh, nothing": The French new wave, politics, and history -- Peter Watkins, live from history : the films, style and method of cinema's special correspondent -- The theory of sparks : a history in images, according to Jean-Luc Godard -- Demodern aesthetics: filming the end of communism -- America unraveled: master fictions in contemporary Hollywood cinema
Control code
ocn693812345
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 398 p.
Isbn
9780231156516
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011035568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)693812345

Library Locations

    • Badia FiesolanaBorrow it
      Via dei Roccettini 9, San Domenico di Fiesole, 50014, IT
      43.803074 11.283055
Processing Feedback ...