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The Resource Impersonal enunciation, or the place of film, Christian Metz ; translated by Cormac Deane ; afterword by Dana Polan

Impersonal enunciation, or the place of film, Christian Metz ; translated by Cormac Deane ; afterword by Dana Polan

Label
Impersonal enunciation, or the place of film
Title
Impersonal enunciation, or the place of film
Statement of responsibility
Christian Metz ; translated by Cormac Deane ; afterword by Dana Polan
Title variation
Place of film
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Christian Metz is best known for applying Saussurean theories of semiology to film analysis. In the 1970s, he used Sigmund Freud's psychology and Jacques Lacan's mirror theory to explain the popularity of cinema. In this final book, Metz uses the concept of enunciation to articulate how films "speak" and explore where this communication occurs, offering critical direction for theorists who struggle with the phenomena of new media. If a film frame contains another frame, which frame do we emphasize' And should we consider this staging an impersonal act of enunciation' Consulting a range of genres and national trends, Metz builds a novel theory around the placement and subjectivity of screens within screens, which pulls in-and forces him to reassess-his work on authorship, film language, and the position of the spectator. Metz again takes up the linguistic and theoretical work of Benveniste, Genette, Casetti, and Bordwell, drawing surprising conclusions that presage current writings on digital media. Metz's analysis enriches work on cybernetic emergence, self-assembly, self-reference, hypertext, and texts that self-produce in such a way that the human element disappears. A critical introduction by Cormac Deane bolsters the connection between Metz's findings and nascent digital-media theory, emphasizing Metz's keen awareness of the methodological and philosophical concerns we wrestle with today
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N$T
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Metz, Christian
Dewey number
791.4301
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995
LC item number
.M44813 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1953-
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  • Deane, Cormac
  • Polan, Dana B.
Series statement
Film and culture
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  • Motion pictures
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion pictures
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • ART / Film & Video
Label
Impersonal enunciation, or the place of film, Christian Metz ; translated by Cormac Deane ; afterword by Dana Polan
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Translator's Introduction; Part I: Humanoid Enunciation; 1. Humanoid Enunciation; Part II: Some Landscapes of Enunciation (A Guided Tour); 2. The Voice of Address in the Image: The Look to Camera; 3. The Voice of Address Outside the Image: Related Sounds; 4. Written Modes of Address; 5. Secondary Screens, or Squaring the Rectangle; 6. Mirrors; 7. "Exposing the Apparatus"; 8. Film(s) Within Film; 9. Subjective Images, Subjective Sounds, Point of View"; 10. The I-voice and Related Sounds; 11. The Oriented Objective System: Enunciation and Style
  • 12. "Neutral" Images and SoundsPart III: A Walk in the Clouds (Taking Theoretical Flight); 13. (Taking Theoretical Flight); Afterword, by Dana Polan; Notes; On the Shelf: Works Cited; Index
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936117850
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1 online resource (xxiv, 247 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780231540643
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • d3576d82-01ba-43cc-9741-709c7dd75c98
  • 22573/ctt14d31rz
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EB00640451
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)936117850
Label
Impersonal enunciation, or the place of film, Christian Metz ; translated by Cormac Deane ; afterword by Dana Polan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents ; Acknowledgments ; Translator's Introduction; Part I: Humanoid Enunciation; 1. Humanoid Enunciation; Part II: Some Landscapes of Enunciation (A Guided Tour); 2. The Voice of Address in the Image: The Look to Camera; 3. The Voice of Address Outside the Image: Related Sounds; 4. Written Modes of Address; 5. Secondary Screens, or Squaring the Rectangle; 6. Mirrors; 7. "Exposing the Apparatus"; 8. Film(s) Within Film; 9. Subjective Images, Subjective Sounds, Point of View"; 10. The I-voice and Related Sounds; 11. The Oriented Objective System: Enunciation and Style
  • 12. "Neutral" Images and SoundsPart III: A Walk in the Clouds (Taking Theoretical Flight); 13. (Taking Theoretical Flight); Afterword, by Dana Polan; Notes; On the Shelf: Works Cited; Index
Control code
936117850
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 247 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231540643
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • d3576d82-01ba-43cc-9741-709c7dd75c98
  • 22573/ctt14d31rz
Publisher number
EB00640451
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936117850

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