Texture In Film

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2014-08-13
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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All films have texture. Texture has an important sensory dimension; it expresses the feel of something and thus evokes response. Texture also encompasses broader expressions of quality and nature, relating to the weaving of cloth, a web or a narrative. Texture in Film considers texture in film as both an aspect of materiality, and in the sense of an overall fabrication. Drawing on interdisciplinary perspectives of art, literature and music, Donaldson develops a stimulating understanding of a concept that has received little detailed attention in relation to film. Texture in Film contributes to the increasing body of work aiming to renew attention to sensorial experience in the cinema, through an approach to details of filmic decision-making and evaluations of style and meaning. Case studies include Ride Lonesome, The Shooting, Vertigo, Lost Highway, The Haunting, Singin' in the Rain, and an extended examination of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia.

Author Biography

Lucy Fife Donaldson has taught film at the universities of Reading, St Andrews and Bristol, UK. Her research focuses on the materiality of film style and the body in popular film and television and she is a member of the Editorial Board of Movie: A Journal of Film Criticism.

Table of Contents

List of Figures
1. Introducing Texture in Film
2. Textural Worlds
3. Experiencing Space
4. Sound
5. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

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