Millennial Cinema : Memory in Global Film

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  • Copyright: 2012-05-29
  • Publisher: Columbia Univ Pr

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In spite of the overwhelming interest in the study of memory and trauma, no single volume has yet explored the centrality of memory to films of this era in a global context; this volume is the first anthology devoted exclusively to the study of memory in twenty-first-century cinema. Combining individual readings and interdisciplinary methodologies, this book offers new analyses of memory and trauma in some of the most discussed and debated films of the new millennium: Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Namesake (2006), Hidden (2005), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Oldboy (2003), City of God (2002), Irréversible (2002), Mulholland Drive (2001), Memento (2000), and In the Mood for Love (2000).

Author Biography

Amresh Sinha teaches film and media theory at New York University. The School of Visual Arts, and The College of Staten Island. His publications have appeared in many journals and books on the subject of memory in film and philosophy. Terence McSweeney is a lecturer in film history at Southampton Solent University. He has published widely on a variety of subjects connected to film, history and literature.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on Contributorsp. xi
Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Filmp. 1
Virtual and Prosthetic Memory
Time, Memory and Movement in Gaspar Noé's Irreversiblep. 17
Reconstructing Memory: Visual Virtuality in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mindp. 37
Death Every Sunday Afternoon: The Virtual Memories of Hirokazu Kore-Eda's Afterlifep. 55
'Prosthetic Memory' and Transnational Cinema: Globalised Identity and Narrative Recursivity in City of Godp. 71
Traumatic and Allegorical Memory
Impossible Memory: Traumatic Narratives in Memento and Mulholland Drivep. 97
Memories of a Catastrophe: Trauma and the Name in Mira Nair's the Namesakep. 117
The Future at Odds with The Past: Journey through the Ruins of Memory in Alkinos Tsilimodos's Tom Whitep. 139
Filming the Past, Present and Future of an African Village: Ousmane Sembene's Moolaadép. 156
Historical and Cultural Memory
'The Unquiet Dead': Memories of the Spanish Civil War in Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinthp. 173
Rewind: The Will to Remember, the Will to Forget in Michael Haneke's Cachép. 192
Memory, Nostalgia and the Feminine: In the Mood for Love and Those Qipaosp. 209
Memory as Cultural Battleground in Park Chan-Wook's Oldboyp. 222
Indexp. 239
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