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Death 24 X A Second [Paperback]

Laura Mulvey
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6 Dec 2005
In "Death 24 x a Second", Laura Mulvey addresses some of the key questions of film theory, spectatorship and narrative. New media technologies, such as video and DVD, have transformed the way we experience film, and the viewers' relationship to film image and cinema's narrative structure has also been fundamentally altered. These technologies give viewers the means to control both image and story, so that films produced to be seen collectively and followed in a linear fashion may be found to contain unexpected (even unintended) pleasures. The tension between the still frame and the moving image coincides with the cinema's capacity to capture the appearance of life and preserve it after death. Mulvey proposes that with the arrival of new technologies and new ways of experiencing the cinematic image, film's hidden stillness comes to the fore, thereby acquiring a new accessibility and visibility. The individual frame, the projected film's best-kept secret, can now be revealed, by anyone, at the simple touch of a button. As Mulvey argues, easy access to repetition, slow motion and the freeze-frame may well shift the spectator's pleasure to a fetishistic rather than a voyeuristic investment in the cinematic object. The manipulation of the cinematic image by the viewer also makes visible cinema's material and aesthetic attributes. By exploring how new technologies can give new life to old' cinema, "Death 24 x a Second" offers an original re-evaluation of film's history and also its historical usefulness.

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books (6 Dec 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861892632
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861892638
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 320,113 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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elegiac ... a wonderful close analysis. Despite the melancholy in cinema's enounters with a fleeting past, the prospects opened up by filmic slowness are, for Mulvey, productive of optimism. Times Higher Education Supplement Rethinking the fundamentals of fim history through modern audiovisual technology Independent on Sunday Mulvey ... continues to provoke new ways of seeing - or re-seeing - the cinema we think we know. Film Comment Death 24x a Second takes up both the challenge to critical thinking represented by new technological developments, and the impulse towards reflection on film's past that they have occasioned ... a thoughtful book. New Left Review

About the Author

Laura Mulvey is Professor of Film and Media Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London and the author of Visual and Other Pleasures (1989), Citizen Kane (1992) and Fetishism and Curiosity (1996)

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By D. Fear
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will find this a good addition to their theoretical reading. Read alongside 'Stillness and Time: Photography and the Moving Image.Stillness and Time: Photography and the Moving Image
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3.0 out of 5 stars interesting 5 May 2014
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Highly intellectual pursuit of understanding the role of images in film Not for the unwary. A tough read but fruitful. Too much based on the Death instinct
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By Buroshiva Dasgupta - Published on Amazon.com
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its a very good book on films. its uptodate, integrating lots of knowledge of the new technologies that have affected - good and bad - the film media. the articles however could have been more integrated with one another.
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