Film Hieroglyphs : Ruptures in Classical Cinema (Paperback)

Author: Conley, Tom

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At a time when traditional film theory privileged the purely visual, Film Hieroglyphs introduced a new way of watching film--examining the ways in which writing bears on cinema. Author Tom Conley gives special consideration to the points (ruptures) at which story, image, and writing appear to be at odds with one another. Conley hypothesizes that major directors--Renoir, Lang, Walsh, Rossellini--tend unconsciously to meld history and ideology. Graphic elements are seen as simultaneously foreign and integral to the field of the image. From these contradictions hieroglyphs emerge that mark a design attesting to a hidden rhetoric and to configurations of meaning that cinema cannot always control. Tom Conley is Lowell Professor of romance languages and visual and environmental studies at Harvard University. Among his books is The Self-Made Map (1996), as well as translations of The Fold (1992) by Gilles Deleuze and In the Metro (2002) by Marc Auge, all available from the University of Minnesota Press.

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Publisher Univ of Minnesota Pr
Mfg Part# 9780816649709
SKU 202747687
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0816649707
Release Date 8/13/2012
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0252
Publisher University of Minnesota Press
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