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Memory and the Moving Image: French Film in the Digital Era

Isabelle McNeill


A vital rethinking of memory and the moving image for the digital age, this book investigates the role of the moving image in cultural memory, considering the impact of digital technologies on visual culture. Drawing on an interdisciplinary range of theoretical resources and an unusual body of films and moving image works, the book examines the ways in which recent French filmmaking conceptualises both the past and the workings of memory. Ultimately the book argues, memory is an intersubjective process, in which filmic forms continue to play a crucial role even as new media come to dominate ou ... More

Keywords: memory, moving image, digital technologies, visual culture, French filmmaking, new media, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker, Agnès Varda, L'Île et Elle, Claire Simon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780748638918
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638918.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Isabelle McNeill, author