Romanticism and Film

Romanticism and Film

Film music and Romanticism To answer the questions pertaining to music's new role in film, practitioners and critics looked to existing models, and, following the lead of the scores themselves, tended to focus on musical Romanticism.7 ...

Author: Will Kitchen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501361340

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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The relationship between Romanticism and film remains one of the most neglected topics in film theory and history, with analysis often focusing on the proto-cinematic significance of Richard Wagner's music-dramas. One new and interesting way of examining this relationship is by looking beyond Wagner, and developing a concept of audio-visual explanation rooted in Romantic philosophical aesthetics, and employing it in the analysis of film discourse and representation. Using this concept of audio-visual explanation, the cultural image of the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt, a contemporary of Wagner and another significant practitioner of Romantic audio-visual aesthetics, is examined in reference to specific case studies, including the rarely-explored films Song Without End (1960) and Lisztomania (1975). This multifaceted study of film discourse and representation employs Liszt as a guiding-thread, structuring a general exploration of the concept of Romanticism and its relationship with film more generally. This exploration is supported by new theories of representation based on schematic cognition, the philosophy of explanation, and the recently-developed film theory of Jacques Rancière. Individual chapters address the historical background of audio-visual explanation in Romantic philosophical aesthetics, Liszt's role in the historical discourses of film and film music, and various filmic representations of Liszt and his compositions. Throughout these investigations, Will Kitchen explores the various ways that films explain, or 'make sense' of things, through a 'Romantic' aesthetic combination of sound and vision.
Categories: Performing Arts

Romanticism and Film

Romanticism and Film

"Explores the relationship between film and the concept of Romanticism, analyzing the cultural image of the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt (1811-86), including the ways that he and his music has been represented in films"--

Author: Will Kitchen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501370953

Category: Music

Page: 261

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"Explores the relationship between film and the concept of Romanticism, analyzing the cultural image of the Hungarian pianist and composer Franz Liszt (1811-86), including the ways that he and his music has been represented in films"--
Categories: Music

Cinema Religion and the Romantic Legacy

Cinema  Religion and the Romantic Legacy

Herzog's explicit neoRomanticism is merely the extreme case of cinema's general Romanticism, its addiction to dreams. Such irony does not, however, undermine Romanticism, within which it is present from the very outset as Romantic irony ...

Author: Paul Coates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351951524

Category: Religion

Page: 226

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Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy surveys the ways in which notions of religion and spirituality have impinged upon the cinema. Cinema is conceived as a post-Romantic form for which religion and spirituality can be unified only problematically. While inspecting many of the well-established themes and topoi of writing on religion and film (such as films about priests and 'Christ-figures') it also seeks to problematize them, focusing primarily upon the issues of religious representation foregrounded by such European directors as Kieslowski and Godard. Coates draws on theories of theologians, philosophers and cultural and literary critics including: Otto, Kant, Schiller and Girard. Addressing the relationship between religion and spirituality from a film studies specialist's perspective, this book offers all those concerned with film, media or religious studies an invaluable examination of artistic interaction with the theological and aesthetic issues of representation and representability. Paul Coates is Reader in Film Studies at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and author of many books including: The Gorgon's Gaze (CUP), Film at the Intersection of High and Mass Culture (CUP), The Story of the Lost Reflection (Verso).
Categories: Religion

Rubble Ruins and Romanticism

Rubble  Ruins and Romanticism

Traditional criticism on German post-war cinema tends to define rubble films as simplistic texts of low artistic quality which serve to reaffirm the spectator's image of him or herself as »a good German« during »bad times«.

Author: Martina Möller

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839421833

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Traditional criticism on German post-war cinema tends to define rubble films as simplistic texts of low artistic quality which serve to reaffirm the spectator's image of him or herself as »a good German« during »bad times«. Yet this study asserts that some rubble films are actually informed by a type of visual and narrative Romantic discourse which aims at provoking a »critical discussion« on German national identity and its reconstruction in the aftermath of the Third Reich. Considering the lack of previous analyses with regard to the key aspects of Romantic visual style, narration and literary motifs in rubble films, this study points to a major gap in research.
Categories: Social Science

The Stillness of Solitude

The Stillness of Solitude

Michelle Devereaux explores the underlying philosophical and aesthetic Romantic connections between a selection of seven films from four popular filmmakers: Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman.

Author: Michelle Devereaux

Publisher: Traditions in American Cinema

ISBN: 1474446051

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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In the first book-length study of Romanticism in relation to American film, Michelle Devereaux takes established theories of contemporary American independent cinema as a point of entry, exploring the underlying philosophical and aesthetic Romantic connections between a selection of seven films from four popular filmmakers: Wes Anderson, Sofia Coppola, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman. Primarily dealing with questions of identity, imagination and the relation between self and world, these films also emphasise the anxieties of our own time: the nostalgia for an imaginary past, and the fear of an uncertain future.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Age of Romanticism

The Age of Romanticism

English Poetry Anthology — The Romantic Poets . [ DVD ] ( 2006 ) . West Long Branch , NJ : Kultur International Films . First produced in 1999 as The Romantic Poets on videodisc , this Cromwell Productions presentation discusses the ...

Author: Joanne Schneider

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031331764X

Category: History

Page: 200

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A guide to the arts in the Romantic period discusses its poetry, prose, drama, art, and music, and provides biographies of important figures and a selection of primary documents.
Categories: History

Passionate Love and Popular Cinema

Passionate Love and Popular Cinema

This book analyses the romantic drama and the way that passionate love is presented as the central storyline in popular cinema, drawing upon genre studies and sociology.

Author: Erica Todd

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137295385

Category: Social Science

Page: 171

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This book analyses the romantic drama and the way that passionate love is presented as the central storyline in popular cinema, drawing upon genre studies and sociology. Exploring the passionate love story as a cinematic form, it also contributes, through comparison, to research on the romantic comedy.
Categories: Social Science

Projections of Memory

Projections of Memory

Projections of Memory is an exploration of a body of innovative cinematic works that utilize their extraordinary scope to construct monuments to the imagination that promise profound transformations of vision, selfhood, and experience.

Author: Richard I. Suchenski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190614089

Category: Performing Arts

Page:

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Projections of Memory is an exploration of a body of innovative cinematic works that utilize their extraordinary scope to construct monuments to the imagination that promise profound transformations of vision, selfhood, and experience. This form of cinema acts as a nexus through which currents from the other arts can interpenetrate. By examining the strategies of these projects in relation to one another and to the larger historical forces that shape them--tracing the shifts and permutations of their forms and aspirations--Projections of Memory remaps film history around some of its most ambitious achievements and helps to clarify the stakes of cinema as a twentieth-century art form.
Categories: Performing Arts

Neo romantic Landscapes

Neo romantic Landscapes

This thought provoking book is of particular interest to British cultural and art historians.-Review by Dr. Ulrike Sieglohr."--Page 4 of cover

Author: Stella Hockenhull

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131758513

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

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"As a trained art historian and film scholar, Hockenhull provides revealing comparative close visual analyses of the films of Powell and Pressburger, where she also examines the films' critical reception when first released to support her argument about a general cultural British Neo-Romantic sensibility during the period. This thought provoking book is of particular interest to British cultural and art historians.-Review by Dr. Ulrike Sieglohr."--Page 4 of cover
Categories: Performing Arts

Revolutionary Romanticism and Cinema

Revolutionary Romanticism and Cinema

This book stages an encounter between romanticism in post-war and contemporary cinema and trends in historical materialism associated with revolutionary romantic historiography.

Author: Paul Dave

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030596460

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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This book stages an encounter between romanticism in post-war and contemporary cinema and trends in historical materialism associated with revolutionary romantic historiography. Focused primarily on British cinema and examples of Hollywood cinema with significant relationships to British and English culture and history, it is loosely configured around three key emblematic motifs - country, land, people – that are simultaneously core values and rallying cries of distinctive varieties of conservative, restitutionist and revolutionary romanticism. The book seeks to establish the continuing relevance of the revolutionary romantic critique of capitalist modernity to contemporary political concerns such as the fate of the proletariat, populism, Brexit post-nationalism, ecocide and the Anthropocene.
Categories: Performing Arts