Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees
20%
off

Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees

4.2 (10 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

Cinephilia and History, or The Wind in the Trees is in part a history of cinephilia, in part an attempt to recapture the spirit of cinephilia for the discipline of film studies, and in part an experiment in cinephilic writing.Cinephiles have regularly fetishized contingent, marginal details in the motion picture image: the gesture of a hand, the wind in the trees. Christian Keathley demonstrates that the spectatorial tendency that produces such cinematic encounters-a viewing practice marked by a drift in visual attention away from the primary visual elements on display-in fact has clear links to the origins of film as defined by Andre Bazin, Roland Barthes, and others. Keathley explores the implications of this ontology and proposes the "cinephiliac anecdote" as a new type of criticism, a method of historical writing that both imitates and extends the experience of these fugitive moments.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 149.9 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 204.12g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 13 b&w photos, 1 bibliog., 1 index
  • 0253217954
  • 9780253217950
  • 776,755

Review quote

"..original, provocative, and well-written.." -Choiceshow more

About Christian M. Keathley

Christian Keathley is Assistant Professor in the Film & Media Culture Program at Middlebury College, Vermont. He lives in Middlebury, Vermont.show more

Table of contents

ContentsList of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Desire for Cinema2. The Cinephiliac Moment and Panoramic Perception3. Andre Bazin and the Revelatory Potential of Cinema4. Cahiers du Cinema and the Way of Looking5. Film and the Limits of History6. A Cinephiliac History7. Five Cinephiliac AnecdotesNotesBibliographyIndexshow more

Rating details

10 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 30% (3)
4 60% (6)
3 10% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X