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Absence in cinema : the art of showing nothing

Author: Justin Remes
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2020]
Series: Film and culture.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Absence has played a crucial role in the history of avant-garde aesthetics, from the blank canvases of Robert Rauschenberg to Yves Klein's invisible paintings, from the "silent" music of John Cage to Samuel Beckett's minimalist theater. Yet little attention has been given to the important role of absence in cinema. In the first book to focus on cinematic absence, Justin Remes demonstrates how omissions of expected  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Remes, Justin.
Absence in cinema
New York : Columbia University Press, 2020.
(DLC) 2019052343
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Remes
ISBN: 0231548281 9780231548281
OCLC Number: 1130321640
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (some color).
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Voids1. Walter Ruttman and the Blind Film2. Stan Brakhage and the Birth of Silence3. Naomi Uman and the Peekaboo Principle4. Martin Arnold's Disappearing ActConclusion: Nothing Is ImportantFilmographyNotesIndex
Series Title: Film and culture.
Responsibility: Justin Remes.

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Justin Remes demonstrates how omissions of expected elements can spur viewers to interpret and understand the nature of film in new ways. Through a careful analysis of a broad array of avant-garde  Read more...

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An enchanting, endearing feature of this detailed and serious study of four films by Walter Ruttmann, Stan Brakhage, Naomi Uman and Martin Arnold is that it advances through a series of anecdotes, Read more...

 
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