The Resource Translating time : cinema, the fantastic, and temporal critique, Bliss Cua Lim

Translating time : cinema, the fantastic, and temporal critique, Bliss Cua Lim

Label
Translating time : cinema, the fantastic, and temporal critique
Title
Translating time
Title remainder
cinema, the fantastic, and temporal critique
Statement of responsibility
Bliss Cua Lim
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Under modernity, time is regarded as linear and measurable by clocks and calendars. Despite the historicity of clock-time itself, the modern concept of time is considered universal and culturally neutral. What Walter Benjamin called "homogeneous, empty time" founds the modern notions of progress and a uniform global present in which the past and other forms of time consciousness are seen as superseded. In Translating Time, Bliss Cua Lim argues that fantastic cinema depicts the coexistence of other modes of being alongside and within the modern present, disclosing multiple "immiscible temporalities" that strain against the modern concept of homogeneous time. In this wide-ranging study - encompassing Asian American video (On Cannibalism), ghost films from the New Cinema movements of Hong Kong and the Philippines (Rouge, Itim, Haplos), Hollywood remakes of Asian horror films (Ju-on, The Grudge, A Tale of Two Sisters) and a Filipino horror film cycle on monstrous viscera suckers (Aswang) - Lim conceptualizes the fantastic as a form of temporal translation. The fantastic translates supernatural agency in secular terms while also exposing an untranslatable remainder, thereby undermining the fantasy of a singular national time and emphasizing shifting temporalities of transnational reception."--Publisher's description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lim, Bliss Cua
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.F36
LC item number
L56 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bergson, Henri
  • Bergson, Henri
  • Fantasy films
  • Time in motion pictures
  • Horror films
  • Filmkunst
  • Tijd
  • Phantastischer Film
  • Zeit <Motiv>
  • Fantasy films
  • Horror films
  • Time in motion pictures
  • Asien
Label
Translating time : cinema, the fantastic, and temporal critique, Bliss Cua Lim
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A John Hope Franklin Center book"--P. [i]
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
Clocks for seeing : cinema, the fantastic, and the critique of homogeneous time -- Two modes of temporal critique : Bergsonism and postcolonial thought -- The fantastic as temporal translation : aswang and occult national times -- Spectral time, heterogeneous space : the ghost film as historical allegory -- The ghostliness of genre : global Hollywood remakes the "Asian horror film" -- Writing within time's compass : from epistemologies to ontologies
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 345 pages
Isbn
9780822345107
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009005702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)306802874
  • (OCoLC)ocn306802874
Label
Translating time : cinema, the fantastic, and temporal critique, Bliss Cua Lim
Publication
Note
"A John Hope Franklin Center book"--P. [i]
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
Clocks for seeing : cinema, the fantastic, and the critique of homogeneous time -- Two modes of temporal critique : Bergsonism and postcolonial thought -- The fantastic as temporal translation : aswang and occult national times -- Spectral time, heterogeneous space : the ghost film as historical allegory -- The ghostliness of genre : global Hollywood remakes the "Asian horror film" -- Writing within time's compass : from epistemologies to ontologies
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 345 pages
Isbn
9780822345107
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009005702
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)306802874
  • (OCoLC)ocn306802874

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