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The Resource Film and ethics : foreclosed encounters, Lisa Downing and Libby Saxton

Film and ethics : foreclosed encounters, Lisa Downing and Libby Saxton

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Film and ethics : foreclosed encounters
Title
Film and ethics
Title remainder
foreclosed encounters
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Downing and Libby Saxton
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Film & Ethics considers a range of films and texts of film criticism alongside disparate philosophical discourses of ethics by Levinas, Derrida, Foucault, Lacanian psychoanalysts and postmodern theorists. While an ethics of looking is implicitly posited in most strands of cinema theory, there is no established body of work that might be called ethical film criticism. This book, therefore, redresses the reluctance of many existing works to address cinema from an explicitly ethical perspective. Readings range across popular Hollywood films such as Thelma and Louise, Alfred Hitchcock's canonical corpus, and films from European and World cinemas, including Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc and the little-known African film Bamako. The book engages with debates concerning censorship and pornography; the ethical implications of 'positive representation'; the ethics of making and viewing images of atrocity and suffering; and the relationship between ethics and aesthetics. Lisa Downing and Libby Saxton re-invigorate debates in film studies by foregrounding the ethical dimensions of the moving image, and create dialogues between ostensibly incompatible philosophical and political trends of thought, without seeking to reconcile their differences." -- Book cover
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DLC
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Downing, Lisa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1975-
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Saxton, Libby
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  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Label
Film and ethics : foreclosed encounters, Lisa Downing and Libby Saxton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Tracking shots are a question of morality' : ethics, aesthetics, documentary / Libby Saxton -- Testing positive : gender, sexuality, representation / Lisa Downing -- The South looks back : ethics, race, postcolonialism / Libby Saxton -- Ethics, spectatorship and the spectacle of suffering / Libby Saxton -- Pornography and the ethics of censorship / Lisa Downing -- Blinding visions : Levinas, ethics, faciality / Libby Saxton -- Deconstructive ethics : Derrida, Dreyer, responsibility / Libby Saxton -- Foucault in focus : ethics, surveillance, soma / Lisa Downing -- The cinematic ethics of psychoanalysis : futurity, death drive, desire / Lisa Downing -- What if we are post-ethical? : postmodernism's ethics and aesthetics / Lisa Downing
Control code
166360296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 175 pages
Isbn
9780415409278
Lccn
2009007752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Film and ethics : foreclosed encounters, Lisa Downing and Libby Saxton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
'Tracking shots are a question of morality' : ethics, aesthetics, documentary / Libby Saxton -- Testing positive : gender, sexuality, representation / Lisa Downing -- The South looks back : ethics, race, postcolonialism / Libby Saxton -- Ethics, spectatorship and the spectacle of suffering / Libby Saxton -- Pornography and the ethics of censorship / Lisa Downing -- Blinding visions : Levinas, ethics, faciality / Libby Saxton -- Deconstructive ethics : Derrida, Dreyer, responsibility / Libby Saxton -- Foucault in focus : ethics, surveillance, soma / Lisa Downing -- The cinematic ethics of psychoanalysis : futurity, death drive, desire / Lisa Downing -- What if we are post-ethical? : postmodernism's ethics and aesthetics / Lisa Downing
Control code
166360296
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 175 pages
Isbn
9780415409278
Lccn
2009007752
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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