New PDF release: Cinema and Language Loss: Displacement, Visuality and the

By Tijana Mamula

ISBN-10: 0415807182

ISBN-13: 9780415807180

ISBN-10: 1138937711

ISBN-13: 9781138937710

Cinema and Language Loss offers the 1st sustained exploration of the connection among linguistic displacement and visuality within the filmic realm, reading extensive either its formal expressions and theoretical implications.


Combining insights from psychoanalysis, philosophy and movie concept, the writer argues that the movement from one linguistic setting to a different profoundly destabilizes the subject’s relation to either language and truth, leading to the quest for an alternative choice to language in imaginative and prescient itself – a reversal, because it have been, of talking into seeing. The dynamics of this shift are relatively obtrusive within the works of many displaced filmmakers, which frequently occur a conflicted interplay among language and imaginative and prescient, and during this question the signifying capability, and the perceptual ambiguities, of cinema itself.


In tracing the stumble upon among cinema and language loss throughout a variety of movies – from Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard to Chantal Akerman’s News from domestic to Michael Haneke’s Caché – Mamula reevaluates the function of displacement in postwar Western movie and makes an unique contribution to movie thought and philosophy in keeping with a reconsideration of where of language in our adventure and knowing of cinema.

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