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Drive in Cinema : Essays on Film, Theory and Politics (Paperback) (Marc James Lu00e9ger)
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Drive in Cinema offers Žižek-influenced studies of films made by some the most engaging and influential film-makers of our time: from avant-garde directors Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Vera Chytilová, to independent filmmakers William Klein, Oliver Ressler, Hal Hartley, Olivier Assayas, Vincent Gallo, Jim Jarmusch and Harmony Korine. These essays present interdisciplinary perspectives on the relations between art, film and politics. How does filmic symbolization mediate inter-subjective social exchange? What are the possibilities for avant-gardism today and how does this correspond to what we know about cultural production after capitalism’s real subsumption of labour? How have various film-makers communicated radical ideas through film as a popular medium? Drive in Cinema pursues Lacanian ethics to avenues beyond the academic obsession with cultural representation and cinematic technique. It will be of interest to anyone who is concerned with film’s potential as an emancipatory force.