Screening the Unwatchable

Spaces of Negation in Post-Millennial Art Cinema

Authors: Grønstad, A.

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Tracing the rise of extreme art cinema across films from Lars von Trier's The Idiots to Michael Haneke's Caché, Asbjørn Grønstad revives the debate about the role of negation and aesthetics, and reframes the concept of spectatorship in ethical terms.

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ASBJØRN GRØNSTAD Film scholar and professor in the Department of Information Science and Media Studies at the University of Bergen, Norway. He is founder and director of the Nomadikon Center for Visual Culture Studies and a founding editor of the journal Ekphrasis: Nordic Journal of Visual Culture. He is author of Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema (2008).

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Grønstad, Asbjørn

  • Against Commodification: Unwatchable Cinema and the Question of Ethics

    Pages 15-42

    Grønstad, Asbjørn

  • Entropic Cinema, or Trouble Every Day

    Pages 43-56

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  • Bodies, Landscapes, and the Tropology of Inertia

    Pages 57-83

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  • Spaces of Impropriety

    Pages 84-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Screening the Unwatchable
Book Subtitle
Spaces of Negation in Post-Millennial Art Cinema
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35585-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230355859
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-24894-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-32064-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 213
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