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Towards a Political Aesthetics of Cinema: The Outside of Film

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Towards a Political Aesthetics of Cinema: The Outside of Film

Towards a Political Aesthetics of Cinema: The Outside of Film (Film Culture in Transition) by Sulgi Lie
2020 | ISBN: 9462983631 | English | 332 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Towards a Political Aesthetics of Cinema: The Outside of Film is a contribution to an aesthetics of cinema rooted in Marxist theory. Rather than focusing on the role that certain films, or the cinema as an institution, might play in political consciousness, the book asks a different question: how can the subject of politics in film be thought? This problem is presented in a systematic-theoretical rather than historical manner. The main aim of this book is a retrospective rehabilitation of the psychoanalytical concept of "suture," whose political core is progressively revealed. In a second step, this rereading of "suture"-theory is mediated with the Marxist aesthetics of Fredric Jameson. From the perspective of this reconfigured aesthetics of negativity, films by Hitchcock, Antonioni, Haneke and Kubrick are analyzed as articulations of a political unconscious.