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Performing Silence in World Cinemas (Hardback)

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Performing Silence in World Cinemas considers the place of cinematic silence in the narrative construction of contemporary, globalized subjectivities and its implications in the study of aural and visual cultures. Providing an historical and critical analysis of internationally acclaimed directors like, among others, Ingmar Bergman, Marguerite Duras, Chantal Akerman, Bela Tarr, Pedro Costa, Ousmane Sembene, Agnes Varda, Reha Erdem, Lisandro Alonso, this volume, for the first time in English, configures a theoretical framework to consider cinematic silence in sound film within a transcultural and transnational perspective.

Along with an examination of specific films and contexts, Roberto Cavallini provides a timely examination of silence from a number of methodological perspectives - historical, cultural, philosophical and musical - and provides a framework to understand its aesthetic and epistemic implications for contemporary critical thought and cinema.

BusinessIndustry & industrial studiesMedia, information & communication industriesCinema industryFilm, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaTechnicalOther technologies & applied sciencesAcoustic & sound engineering Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Publication Date: 06/10/2022 ISBN-13: 9781501333095  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Roberto Cavallini is a Film scholar and producer. Cavallini writes about Italian and European Cinema, documentary cinema and the essay film, World Cinema and visual cultures. He is part of the editorial board of 'Italian Frame', and curated an anthology which traces the relationship between post-war Italian Cinema and religion, Requiem for a Nation: religion and politics in post-war Italian Cinema (2016).

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