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Poetics of Slow Cinema: Nostalgia, Absurdism, Boredom


This book discusses slow cinema, a contemporary global production trend that has recently gained momentum in film theory and criticism. Slow films dispense with narrative progression in favour of a contemplative mood, which is stretched out to the extreme in order to impel viewers to confront cinematic temporality in all its undivided glory. Despite its critical reputation as an oblique mode of film practice, slow cinema continues to attract, challenge and provoke audiences. Focusing on filmmakers Bela Tarr, Tsai Ming-liang ...

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Poetics of Slow Cinema: Nostalgia, Absurdism, Boredom
2018, Springer International Publishing AG, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319968711


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