Author Archive for: ‘Tom Conley’

Promised Lands: Cinema, Geography, Modernism

Sam Rohdie, Promised Lands: Cinema, Geography, Modernism. London: The British film Institute, 2001. ISBN: 0 85170 853 6 (pb) 220pp £15.99 (Review copy supplied by British Film Institute) Uploaded 1 December 2001 Promised Lands deals with struggles waged between affect and science. In initial allegiance with André Gide the author avows that an affinity for the scientific rigor of geography hides …

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Film Fables

Jacques Rancière, Film Fables. (Translated by Emiliano Battista) Oxford & New York: Berg Publishers, 2006. ISBN: 1 8452 0168 X £16.99 (pb) (Review copy supplied by Berg Publishers) Readers familiar with Jacques Rancière’s writings on historiography (Les mots de l’histoire), aesthetics (L’Inconscient esthétique and Malaise de l’esthétique), cultural history (Courts voyages au pays du peuple), and philosophy (Le partage du sensible) will …

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Montage (Cinema Aesthetics)

Sam Rohdie, Montage (Cinema Aesthetics). Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-0719070396 US$19.95 (pb) 146pp (Review copy supplied by Manchester University Press) This book treats of montage much as Eisenstein described cinematography at the outset of his chapter on the ideogram in The Film Form. For its author montage is cinema itself. Rather than laboring through the definitions it carries under the …

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