Magic Realism In World Cinema

Author: Felicity Gee
Editor: Remapping World Cinema
ISBN: 9781138232297
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This book follows the hybrid and contradictory history of magic realism through the writings of three key figures - art historian Franz Roh, novelist Alejo Carpentier, and cultural critic Fredric Jameson - drawing links between their political, aesthetic, and philosophical ideas on art's relationship to reality. Magic realism is vast in scope, spanning almost a century, and is often confused with neighbouring styles of literature or art, most notably surrealism. The fascinating conditions of modernist Europe are complex and contradictory, a spirit that magic realism has taken on as it travels far and wide. The filmmakers and writers in this book acknowledge the importance of feeling, atmosphere, and mood to subtly provoke and resist global capitalism. Theirs is the history of magic-realist cinema. The book explores this history through the modernist avant-garde in search of a new theory of cinematic magic realism. It uncovers a resistant, geopolitical form of world cinema - moving from Europe, through Latin America, and the former Soviet Union, to Thailand - that emerges from these ideas. This book is invaluable to any reader interested in world modernism(s) in relation to contemporary cinema and geopolitics. Its sustained analysis of film as a sensory, intermedial medium is of interest to scholars working across the visual arts, literature, critical theory, and film-philosophy.
Magic Realism in World Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Felicity Gee
Categories: Arts, Modern
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Remapping World Cinema

This book follows the hybrid and contradictory history of magic realism through the writings of three key figures - art historian Franz Roh, novelist Alejo Carpentier, and cultural critic Fredric Jameson - drawing links between their political, aesthetic, and philosophical ideas on art's relationship to reality. Magic realism is vast
Magic Realism, World Cinema, and the Avant-Garde
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Felicity Gee
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04-20 - Publisher: Routledge

This book follows the hybrid and contradictory history of magic realism through the writings of three key figures – art historian Franz Roh, novelist Alejo Carpentier, and cultural critic Fredric Jameson – drawing links between their political, aesthetic, and philosophical ideas on art’s relationship to reality. Magic realism is vast
The Routledge Companion to World Cinema
Language: en
Pages: 522
Authors: Rob Stone, Paul Cooke, Stephanie Dennison, Alex Marlow-Mann
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-27 - Publisher: Routledge

The Routledge Companion to World Cinema explores and examines a global range of films and filmmakers, their movements and audiences, comparing their cultural, technological and political dynamics, identifying the impulses that constantly reshape the form and function of the cinemas of the world. Each of the forty chapters provides a
Avant-garde Film
Language: en
Pages: 405
Authors: Alexander Graf, Dietrich Scheunemann
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01 - Publisher: Rodopi

This volume on avant-garde film has emerged as part of a wider reassessment of 20th century avant-garde art, literature and film carried out in the framework of a research project at the University of Edinburgh. It paves the way for a fresh assessment of avant-garde film and develops its theory
Avant-Garde Film
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Alexander Graf, Dietrich Scheunemann
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01-01 - Publisher: BRILL

This volume on avant-garde film has emerged as part of a wider reassessment of 20th century avant-garde art, literature and film carried out in the framework of a research project at the University of Edinburgh. It paves the way for a fresh assessment of avant-garde film and develops its theory