Cinema and Language Loss: Displacement, Visuality and the Filmic Image (Routledge Advances in Film Studies)

Cinema and Language Loss: Displacement, Visuality and the Filmic Image (Routledge Advances in Film Studies)

Tijana Mamula


Cinema and Language Loss presents the 1st sustained exploration of the connection among linguistic displacement and visuality within the filmic realm, studying intensive either its formal expressions and theoretical implications.

Combining insights from psychoanalysis, philosophy and picture conception, the writer argues that the circulation from one linguistic setting to a different profoundly destabilizes the subject’s relation to either language and truth, leading to the hunt for an alternative choice to language in imaginative and prescient itself – a reversal, because it have been, of conversing into seeing. The dynamics of this shift are quite obtrusive within the works of many displaced filmmakers, which frequently take place a conflicted interplay among language and imaginative and prescient, and during this query the signifying strength, and the perceptual ambiguities, of cinema itself.

In tracing the come across among cinema and language loss throughout quite a lot of movies – from Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard to Chantal Akerman’s News from domestic to Michael Haneke’s Caché – Mamula reevaluates the position of displacement in postwar Western movie and makes an unique contribution to movie concept and philosophy according to a reconsideration of where of language in our event and figuring out of cinema.

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