Cinema and Experience : Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno

By: Hansen, MiriamContributor(s): Dimendberg, EdwardMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandWeimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism: Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (406 p.)ISBN: 9780520950139Subject(s): Adorno, Theodor W. - Criticism and interpretation | Adorno, Theodor W., 1903-1969 -- Criticism and interpretation | Benjamin, Walter - Criticism and interpretation | Benjamin, Walter, 1892-1940 -- Criticism and interpretation | Kracauer, Siegfried - Criticism and interpretation | Kracauer, Siegfried, 1889-1966 -- Criticism and interpretation | Motion pictures | Motion picturesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cinema and Experience : Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. AdornoDDC classification: 791.4309 LOC classification: PN1994 .H265 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; PART I. KRACAUER; 1. Film, Medium of a Disintegrating World; 2. Curious Americanism; PART II. BENJAMIN; 3. Actuality, Antinomies; 4. Aura: The Appropriation of a Concept; 5. Mistaking the Moon for a Ball; 6. Micky-Maus; 7. Play-Form of Second Nature; PART III. ADORNO; 8. The Question of Film Aesthetics; PART IV. KRACAUER IN EXILE; 9. Theory of Film; Notes; Index
Summary: Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno-affiliated through friendship, professional ties, and argument-developed an astute philosophical critique of modernity in which technological media played a key role. This book explores in depth their reflections on cinema and photography from the Weimar period up to the 1960s. Miriam Bratu Hansen brings to life an impressive archive of known and, in the case of Kracauer, less known materials and reveals surprising perspectives on canonic texts, including Benjamin's artwork essay. Her lucid analysis extrapolates from these writings the
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; PART I. KRACAUER; 1. Film, Medium of a Disintegrating World; 2. Curious Americanism; PART II. BENJAMIN; 3. Actuality, Antinomies; 4. Aura: The Appropriation of a Concept; 5. Mistaking the Moon for a Ball; 6. Micky-Maus; 7. Play-Form of Second Nature; PART III. ADORNO; 8. The Question of Film Aesthetics; PART IV. KRACAUER IN EXILE; 9. Theory of Film; Notes; Index

Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno-affiliated through friendship, professional ties, and argument-developed an astute philosophical critique of modernity in which technological media played a key role. This book explores in depth their reflections on cinema and photography from the Weimar period up to the 1960s. Miriam Bratu Hansen brings to life an impressive archive of known and, in the case of Kracauer, less known materials and reveals surprising perspectives on canonic texts, including Benjamin's artwork essay. Her lucid analysis extrapolates from these writings the

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HansenMiriam:

The late Miriam Bratu Hansen was Ferdinand Schevill Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities at the University of Chicago and the founding chair of what is now the Department of Cinema and Media Studies. Her publications include Babel and Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film and numerous essays in international film history and film theory.

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