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Extreme Cinema : Affective Strategies in Transnational Media (Hardcover) (Aaron Michael Kerner &
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Extreme Cinema examines the highly stylized treatment of sex and violence in post-millennial transnational cinema, where the governing convention is not the narrative but the spectacle. Using profound experiments in form and composition, including jarring editing, extreme close-ups, visual disorientation and sounds that straddle the boundary between non-diegetic and diegetic registers, this mode of cinema dwells instead on the exhibition of intense violence and an acute intimacy with the sexual body. Interrogating works such as Wetlands and A Serbian Film, as well as the sub-culture of YouTube 'reaction videos', Aaron Michael Kerner and Jonathan L. Knapp demonstrate the way content and form combine in extreme cinema to affectively manipulate the viewing body.
Number of Pages: 179
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Film + Video / History + Criticism, Film + Video / Reference, Film + Video / Direction + Production
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Aaron Michael Kerner & Jonathan L. Knapp
Street Date: July 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-2667
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