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The Resource Cinema of the dark side : atrocity and the ethics of film spectatorship, Shohini Chaudhuri

Cinema of the dark side : atrocity and the ethics of film spectatorship, Shohini Chaudhuri

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Cinema of the dark side : atrocity and the ethics of film spectatorship
Title
Cinema of the dark side
Title remainder
atrocity and the ethics of film spectatorship
Statement of responsibility
Shohini Chaudhuri
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A ground-breaking comparative treatment of cinematic images of atrocity, combining critical perspectives on contemporary film and human rights. A few days after 9/11, US Vice-President Dick Cheney invoked the need for the USA to work 'the dark side' in its global 'War on Terror'. Cinema of the Dark Side explores how contemporary cinema treats state-sponsored atrocity, evoking multiple landscapes of state terror. Investigating the ethical potential of cinematic atrocity images, this book argues that while films help to create and confirm normative perceptions about atrocities, they can also disrupt those perceptions and build alternatives. Asserting a crucial distinction between morality and ethics, a new conceptualisation of human rights cinema is proposed, one that repositions human rights morality within an ethical framework that reflects upon the causes and contexts of violence. It builds upon theories of embodied spectatorship to offer a new perspective on the ethics of spectatorship, providing readers with fresh insights into how we respond to atrocity images and the ethical issues at stake. Covering a diverse spectrum of 21st century cinema, this books deals with documentary or fictional representations of atrocity such as state-sanctioned torture, genocide, enforced disappearance, deportation, and apartheid. Case studies include:. Zero Dark Thirty (2012), Standard Operating Procedure (2008), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Sometimes in April (2005), Nostalgia for the Light (2010), Chronicle of an Escape (2006), Children of Men (2006), District 9 (2009), Waltz With Bashir (2008), and Paradise Now (2005). Key Features. A comprehensive treatment of cinematic images of atrocity as a genre, featuring close, comparative analysis of recent films A unique perspective on the ethics of spectatorship, based upon a multi-sensory approach to the film medium A critical introduction to debates on cinematic identification
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UKMGB
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Chaudhuri, Shohini
Dewey number
791.43655
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1995.9.C7
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Human rights in motion pictures
  • Violence in motion pictures
  • Political violence in motion pictures
  • Motion picture audiences
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Human rights in motion pictures
  • Political violence in motion pictures
  • Violence in motion pictures
  • Music, Dance, Drama & Film
  • Film
Label
Cinema of the dark side : atrocity and the ethics of film spectatorship, Shohini Chaudhuri
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-196) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Documenting the dark side : fictional and documentary treatments of torture and the 'war on terror' -- History lessons : what audiences (could) learn about genocide from historical drama -- The art of disappearance : remembering political violence in Argentina and Chile -- Uninvited visitors : immigration, detention and deportation in science fiction -- Architectures of enmity : the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a cinematic lens
Control code
897884918
Extent
1 online resource (v, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474408554
Lccn
2015376267
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13z6pmn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897884918
Label
Cinema of the dark side : atrocity and the ethics of film spectatorship, Shohini Chaudhuri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 184-196) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Documenting the dark side : fictional and documentary treatments of torture and the 'war on terror' -- History lessons : what audiences (could) learn about genocide from historical drama -- The art of disappearance : remembering political violence in Argentina and Chile -- Uninvited visitors : immigration, detention and deportation in science fiction -- Architectures of enmity : the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a cinematic lens
Control code
897884918
Extent
1 online resource (v, 202 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474408554
Lccn
2015376267
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt13z6pmn
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897884918

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