The Resource The world viewed : reflections on the ontology of film, Stanley Cavell

The world viewed : reflections on the ontology of film, Stanley Cavell

Label
The world viewed : reflections on the ontology of film
Title
The world viewed
Title remainder
reflections on the ontology of film
Statement of responsibility
Stanley Cavell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In their thoughtful study of one of Stanley Cavell's greatest yet most neglected books, William Rothman and Marian Keane address this eminent philosopher's many readers, from a variety of disciplines, who have neither understood why he has given film so much attention, nor grasped the place of The World Viewed within the totality of his writings about film. Rothman and Keane also reintroduce The World Viewed to the field of film studies. When the new field entered universities in the late 1960s, it predicated its legitimacy on the conviction that the medium's artistic achievements called for serious criticism and on the corollary conviction that no existing field was capable of the criticism filmed called for. The study of film needed to found itself, intellectually, upon a philosophical investigation of the conditions of the medium and art of film. Such was the challenge The World Viewed took upon itself. However, film studies opted to embrace theory as a higher authority than our experiences of movies, divorcing itself from the philosophical perspective of self-reflection apart from which, The World Viewed teaches, we cannot know what movies mean, or what they are. Rotham and Keane now argue that the poststructuralist theories that dominated film studies for a quarter of a century no longer compel conviction, Cavell's brilliant and beautiful book can provide a sense of liberation to a field that has forsaken its original calling. Read in a way that acknowledges its philosophical achievement, The World Viewed can show the field a way to move forward by rediscovering its passion for the art of film. Reading Cavell's The World Viewed will prove invaluable to scholars and students of film and philosophy, and to those in other fields, such as literary studies and American studies, who have found Cavell's work provocative an fruitful. -- Wayne State University Press
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1926-2018
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cavell, Stanley
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.C42 1979
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Motion pictures
  • Cinéma
  • Motion pictures
  • Filmkunst
  • Filosofische aspecten
  • Ontologie
  • Film
Label
The world viewed : reflections on the ontology of film, Stanley Cavell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An autobiography of companions -- Sights and sounds -- Photograph and screen -- Audience, actor, and star -- Types; cycles as genres -- Ideals of origin -- Baudelaire and the myths of film -- The military man and the woman -- The dandy -- End of the myths -- The medium and the media of film -- The world as mortal: absolute age and youth -- The world as a whole: color -- Automatism -- Excursus: some modernist painting -- Exhibition and self-reference -- The camera's implication -- Assertion in techniques -- The acknowledgement of silence
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Enl. ed.
Extent
xxv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780674961968
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
79016670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)05171406
  • (OCoLC)ocm05171406
Label
The world viewed : reflections on the ontology of film, Stanley Cavell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An autobiography of companions -- Sights and sounds -- Photograph and screen -- Audience, actor, and star -- Types; cycles as genres -- Ideals of origin -- Baudelaire and the myths of film -- The military man and the woman -- The dandy -- End of the myths -- The medium and the media of film -- The world as mortal: absolute age and youth -- The world as a whole: color -- Automatism -- Excursus: some modernist painting -- Exhibition and self-reference -- The camera's implication -- Assertion in techniques -- The acknowledgement of silence
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Enl. ed.
Extent
xxv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780674961968
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
79016670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)05171406
  • (OCoLC)ocm05171406

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