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How the Essay Film Thinks
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How the Essay Film Thinks

Laura Rascaroli

Abstract

Less than a decade ago the expression "essay film" was still encountered only sporadically; today, the term has been widely integrated into film criticism, and is increasingly adopted by filmmakers and artists worldwide to characterize their work-while continuing to offer a precious margin of resistance to closed definitions. Eschewing essentialist notions of genre and form, and bringing issues of practice and praxis to the fore, this book offers a novel understanding of the epistemological strategies that are mobilized by the essay film, and of where such strategies operate. On the backdrop o ... More

Keywords: Essay film, film philosophy, interstice, documentary, experimental film, nonfiction film, film theory, Gilles Deleuze, in-betweenness, video essay

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190238247
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190238247.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura Rascaroli, author
Professor of Film and Screen Media, Univerity College Cork