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Projections of Memory
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Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film

Richard I. Suchenski

Abstract

Although the length of commercially distributed feature films has remained relatively standardized since the mid-1910s, there is also a small but substantial body of ambitious works that utilize their extraordinarily long durations to give cinema the character of a religious ritual. While their methods and overall goals vary considerably, these works actively participate in a modernist exploration of the relationship between form and content, often taking their innovations to what seem to be their limits, simultaneously establishing and exhausting their own paradigms. Their makers strove to cr ... More

Keywords: film, cinema, aesthetics, romanticism, modernism, art history, religion, epic

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190274108
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274108.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard I. Suchenski, author
Assistant Professor of Film and Electronic Arts, Bard College

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