Philippe Grandrieux Sonic Cinema

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2017-02-09
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Philippe Grandrieux is one of cinema's only living true radicals and feted as one of the most innovative and important film makers of his generation. His consistently controversial work remains, however, relatively unknown outside of the international art film festival circuit. In this volume, the first book-length study of the work of Grandrieux in any language, Greg Hainge provides an overview and critical analysis of Grandrieux's entire career during which he has produced works for television, video installations, photography, performance pieces, documentary films, short films and prize-winning feature films. As well as providing an overview, the book argues that a critical appraisal of his work necessarily leads us to problematize many of the critical orthodoxies that have been formed in recent times, to reject the concept of a haptic cinema and to supplant this instead with the idea of a sonic cinema.

Author Biography

Greg Hainge is Reader in French at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author of Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise (Bloomsbury 2013), a monograph on Céline and numerous articles on music, cinema, philosophy and literature. He serves on the editorial boards of Culture Theory and Critique, Studies in French Cinema, Contemporary French Civilization, Etudes Céliniennes and Corps.

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Television
Chapter Two: Video and Photography
Chapter Three: Documentary: Retour à Sarajevo
Chapter Four: Features: Sombre
Chapter Five: Features: La Vie nouvelle
Chapter Six: Features: Un lac
Chapter Seven: Shorts: Il se peut que la beauté ait renforcé notre resolution – Masao Adachi
Chapter Eight: Shorts: White Epilepsy (and Meurtrière if completed)
Appendices: Interview with Philippe Grandrieux
Appendices: Catalogue of works
Appendices: Complete bibliography of work on Grandrieux and works cited

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