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Cinema’s Ontological Challenge

  • Hamish Ford
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Abstract

In very different ways, Persona and Two or Three Things I Know About Her render and confront the ontological violence of both cinema and modernity — that of the films’ contemporary real but also, in refractory fashion, the much ‘later’ stage at which we watch them today. Chapter 1 sets out to historically, philosophically, and filmically put into context cinema’s potential foregrounding of negativity through these two select case studies. Thereafter, Chapter 2 can develop a more direct analysis of exactly how all this plays out through the formal seams of these two films, which from five decades later appear so exemplary of post-war cinema’s modernist peak.

Keywords

Aesthetic Experience Negative Impression Social Persona Aesthetic Theory Modern Subject 
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© Hamish Ford 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamish Ford
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  1. 1.University of NewcastleAustralia

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