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The Resource Transfigurations : violence, death and masculinity in American cinema, Asbjørn Grønstad

Transfigurations : violence, death and masculinity in American cinema, Asbjørn Grønstad

Label
Transfigurations : violence, death and masculinity in American cinema
Title
Transfigurations
Title remainder
violence, death and masculinity in American cinema
Statement of responsibility
Asbjørn Grønstad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Transfigurations: Violence, Death and Masculinity in American Cinema suggests a fundamental rethinking of the notion of violence in Hollywood cinema, and discloses the methodological and theoretical inadequacies of a series of common approaches to screen violence. More specifically, the book challenges the traditional understanding of the concept of memesis with regard to film fiction in general and film violence in particular. Transfigurations deconstructs the idea that the film image is a transparent entity, and proposes instead that filmicity is always opaque. In turn, this argument leads to the conclusion that all film fiction is amimetic, and that it entails processes of transfiguration rather representation, aesthetic theorization rather than mimetic reflection. By considering film violence not as a mirror but as a trope, this book shows how the violence in films may be interpreted as a discourse on death and masculinity."--Jacket
  • In many senses, viewers have cut their teeth on the violence in American cinema: from Anthony Perkins slashing Janet Leigh in the most infamous of shower scenes; to the 1970s masterpieces of Martin Scorsese, Sam Peckinpah and Francis Ford Coppola; to our present-day undertakings in imagining global annihilations through terrorism, war, and alien grudges. Transfigurations brings our cultural obsession with film violence into a renewed dialogue with contemporary theory. Grønstad argues that the use of violence in Hollywood films should be understood semiotically rather than viewed realistically; Tranfigurations thus alters both our methodology of reading violence in films and the meanings we assign to them, depicting violence not as a self-contained incident, but as a convoluted network of our own cultural ideologies and beliefs
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digitized
Cataloging source
MEAUC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grønstad, Asbjørn
Dewey number
791.43/6552
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN1995.9.V5
LC item number
G76 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Film culture in transition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Violence in motion pictures
  • Death in motion pictures
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures, American
  • The arts
  • Film, TV and radio
  • Films, cinema
  • Film theory and criticism
  • Society and social sciences
  • Society and culture: general
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Death in motion pictures
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures, American
  • Violence in motion pictures
  • Gewalt
  • Tod
  • Männlichkeit
  • Film
  • Music, Dance, Drama & Film
  • Film
  • USA
Label
Transfigurations : violence, death and masculinity in American cinema, Asbjørn Grønstad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-260) and indexes
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
  • One-dimensional men: Fincher's Fight club and the end of masculinity
  • Introduction: film violence as figurality
  • Screen violence: five fallacies. Empiricism ; Aristotelianism ; Aestheticism ; Mythologicism ; Mimeticism
  • Filming death. The transfigured image
  • Narrating violence, or, allegories of dying
  • Male subjectivities at the margins. Mean streets: death and disfiguration in Hawks's Scarface
  • Kubrick's The killing and the emplotment of death
  • Blood of a poet: Peckinpah's The wild bunch
  • As I lay dying: violence and subjectivity in Tarantino's Reservoir dogs
Control code
503446407
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048520596
Lccn
2008464900
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 217141
  • 22573/ctt45rz1b
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503446407
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Transfigurations : violence, death and masculinity in American cinema, Asbjørn Grønstad
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-260) and indexes
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
  • One-dimensional men: Fincher's Fight club and the end of masculinity
  • Introduction: film violence as figurality
  • Screen violence: five fallacies. Empiricism ; Aristotelianism ; Aestheticism ; Mythologicism ; Mimeticism
  • Filming death. The transfigured image
  • Narrating violence, or, allegories of dying
  • Male subjectivities at the margins. Mean streets: death and disfiguration in Hawks's Scarface
  • Kubrick's The killing and the emplotment of death
  • Blood of a poet: Peckinpah's The wild bunch
  • As I lay dying: violence and subjectivity in Tarantino's Reservoir dogs
Control code
503446407
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (274 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789048520596
Lccn
2008464900
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 217141
  • 22573/ctt45rz1b
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)503446407
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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