Michael Haneke's Cinema: The Ethic of the Image (Film Europa, Volume 7)

Michael Haneke's Cinema: The Ethic of the Image (Film Europa, Volume 7)

Catherine Wheatley


present serious traditions fail to totally account for the influence of Austrian director Michael Haneke s movies, located as they're among highbrow initiatives and well known entertainments. during this first English-language creation to, and demanding research of, his paintings, every one of Haneke s 8 function motion pictures are thought of intimately. specific awareness is given to what the writer phrases Michael Haneke s moral cinema and the original impression of those movies upon their audiences.

Drawing at the ethical philosophy of Immanuel Kant and Stanley Cavell, Catherine Wheatley introduces a brand new method of marrying movie and ethical philosophy, which explicitly examines the ethics of the movie viewing event. Haneke s motion pictures provide the viewer nice freedom when at the same time implementing a substantial burden of accountability. How Haneke achieves this holiday with extra traditional spectatorship types, and what its far-reaching implications are for movie thought regularly, represent the relevant topic of this booklet.

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