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“The myth of total cinephilia”
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab. Umeå University. Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2010 (English)In: Cinema Journal, ISSN 0009-7101, E-ISSN 1527-2087, Vol. 49, no 2, 146-151 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent scholarship on cinephilia has sought to expand on contemporary cinephilic practices—particularly in view of new technologies such as video, DVD, and the Internet—to showcase the multi-variegated ways in which cinephiles love cinema today, despite (and defying) Susan Sontag’s 1996 “end of cinephilia” declaration. This essay does not attempt to add to that discussion, but instead sketches in broad strokes an overarching theory, via an overview of its past and present forms, to suggest cinephilia’s own unifying goal. Might there not be a singular tapestry of disparate threads of cinephilia, woven across cinema’s different technologies, in which a guiding myth to this love may be discerned? Taking Andre Bazin's construction of the paradigmatic structure of myth guiding the invention of cinema towards a higher, more elemental drive, this essay discusses the question: How to originate a myth of total cinephilia?

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Texas: University of Texas Press , 2010. Vol. 49, no 2, 146-151 p.
Keyword [en]
cinephilia, film, cinema, film_studies, Bazin, digital
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Studies on Film
Research subject
medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-33019OAI: diva2:309630
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