Film, Negation and Freedom: Capitalism and Romantic Critique (Hardcover)

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Film, Negation and Freedom: Capitalism and Romantic Critique (Hardcover)

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Film, Negation and Freedom: Capitalism and Romantic Critique explores cinema in relation to the critical tradition in modern philosophy and its heritage in Romantic aesthetics.

Synthesising a variety of discursive fields and traditions - including Early German Romanticism, Frankfurt School critical theory and the aesthetic philosophy of Jacques Ranci re - Film, Negation and Freedom outlines a radical new approach to film by re-examining the work of Arthur Penn and Lindsay Anderson. A distinction between Light and Dark Romanticism is introduced as a means of interpreting cinema's relationship with capitalism, as well as dualistic concepts such as stillness and motion, passivity and activity, pain and pleasure. Film, Negation and Freedom revitalises our understanding of modern audio-visual media, as well as the aesthetic, philosophical and political conditions of Romantic subjectivity, artistic practice and spectatorship.
Will Kitchen was Teaching Fellow in Film Studies at the University of Southampton, UK. He is the author of Romanticism and Film: Franz Liszt and Audio-Visual Explanation (2020), also published by Bloomsbury Academic.
Product Details ISBN: 9798765105535
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: November 16th, 2023
Pages: 264
Language: English