Author Archive for: ‘Michel Rubin’

The Affective Force of the Scream in the Cinema of Philippe Grandrieux

The French director Phillipe Grandrieux’s cinema is rife with screams. In his first two feature-length films, Sombre (1998) and La Vie nouvelle (2002), the human scream is built into the sonic fabric of the soundtrack and visualised through the vibrating camera. It is never simply a question of the person who screams, but rather cinema’s capacity to intensify the violent …

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