Screening Nature
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Screening Nature

Cinema beyond the Human
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ISBN-13:
9781782382270
Einband:
Web PDF
Seiten:
304
Autor:
Anat Pick
eBook Typ:
PDF
eBook Format:
Web PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Environmentalism and ecology are areas of rapid growth in academia and society at large. Screening Nature is the first comprehensive work that groups together the wide range of concerns in the field of cinema and the environment, and what could be termed “posthuman cinema.” It comprises key readings that highlight the centrality of nature and nonhuman animals to the cinematic medium, and to the language and institution of film. The book offers a fresh and timely intervention into contemporary film theory through a focus on the nonhuman environment as principal register in many filmic texts. Screening Nature offers an extensive resource for teachers, undergraduate students, and more advanced scholars on the intersections between the natural world and the worlds of film. It emphasizes the cross-cultural and geographically diverse relevance of the topic of cinema ecology.

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations

Introduction: Intersecting Ecology and Film
Anat Pick and Guinevere Narraway


Part I: Eco-poetics: Film, Form, and the Natural World


Chapter 1. Three Worlds: Dwelling and Worldhood on Screen
Anat Pick


Chapter 2. Ten Skies, 13 Lakes, 15 Pools – Structure, Immanence and Eco-aesthetics in The Swimmer and James Benning’s Land Films
Silke Panse


Chapter 3. Land as Protagonist – An Interview with James Benning
Silke Panse


Part II: Zoë-tropes: Envisioning the Nonhuman


Chapter 4. Anthropomorphism and Its Vicissitudes: Reflections on Homme-sick Cinema
James Leo Cahill


Chapter 5. Animism and the Performative Realist Cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul
May Adadol Ingawanij


Chapter 6. Was Blind But Now I See: Animal Liberation Documentaries’ Deconstruction of Barriers to Witnessing Injustice
Carrie Packwood Freeman and Scott Tulloch


Chapter 7. Filming the Frozen South: Animals in Early Antarctic Exploration Films
Elizabeth Leane and Steve Nicol


Part III: Eco-politics: Environment, Image, Ideology


Chapter 8. Dirty Pictures: Framing Pollution and Desire in ‘new New Queer Cinema’
Sophie Mayer


Chapter 9. Utopia in the Mud: Nature and Landscape in the Soviet Science Fiction Film
Elana Gomel


Chapter 10. Animals, Avatars and the Gendering of Nature
Claire Molloy


Chapter 11. Buried Land: Filming the Bosnian Pyramids
Steven Eastwood and Geoffrey Alan Rhodes    


Part IV: Eco-praxis: Film as Environmental Practice


Chapter 12. Strange Seeing: Re-viewing Nature in the Films of Rose Lowder
Guinevere Narraway


Chapter 13. The Art of Self-emptying and Ecological Integration: Bae Yong-kyun’s Why Has Bodhidharma Left for the East
Chia-Ju Chang


Chapter 14. An Inconvenient Truth: Science and Argumentation in the Expository Documentary Film
David Ingram


Chapter 15. Planet in Focus: Environmental Film Festivals
Kay Armatage


Notes on Contributors
Index

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