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Cinema and Sensation: French Film and the Art of Transgression

Martine Beugnet


This book looks at a much-debated phenomenon in contemporary cinema: the re-emergence of filmmaking practices – and, by extension, of theoretical approaches – that give precedence to cinema as the medium of sensation. France offers an intriguing case in point here. A specific sense of momentum comes from the work of a group of filmmakers bent on exploring cinema's unique capacity to move us both viscerally and intellectually. Though extremely diverse, the films of Olivier Assayas, Catherine Breillat, Claire Denis, Vincent Dieutre, Bruno Dumont, Bertrand Bonello, Philippe Grandrieux, Pascal Fer ... More

Keywords: Film analysis, Film theory, Haptic theory, Corporeality and film, Transgression, Visceral Aesthetics, Exile, Memory, Technology

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748620425
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620425.001.0001


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Martine Beugnet, author

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