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Cinema, If You Please: The Memory of Taste, the Taste of Memory

Murray Pomerance


Cinema is a prime example of contemporary experience. However, film viewers seem infrequently to express their engagement with this experience in terms of rapt pleasure or plain delight. This book seeks to move beyond the purely rational language of meaning and “interest,” to regard some examples of cinematic work with the sort of pleasured rapture in which people partook in certain eighteenth century experiences of the aesthetic. In-depth analysis of sequences from Vertigo, A Matter of Life and Death, Clouds of Sils Maria, Personal Shopper, Blow-up, and many other films, urges readers to thin ... More

Keywords: pleasure, delight, experience, aesthetics, memory, color, navigation, temporality, musicality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474428682
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474428682.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Pomerance, author