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Framing Pictures: Film and the Visual Arts

Steven Jacobs


Through the feature films and documentaries of directors including Emmer, Erice, Godard, Hitchcock, Pasolini, Resnais, Rossellini and Storck, Jacobs examines the way films ‘animate’ artworks by means of cinematic techniques, such as camera movements and editing, or by integrating them into a narrative. He explores how this ‘mobilization’ of the artwork is brought into play in art documentaries and artist biopics, as well as in feature films containing key scenes situated in museums. The tension between stasis and movement is also discussed in relation to modernist cinema, which often includes ... More

Keywords: Film, Visual Arts, Art Documentary, Biopic, Museum, Tableau Vivant, Painting and Film, Film Still, Post-Cinema, Alfred Hitchcock

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748640171
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640171.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Jacobs, author