By Dimitris Eleftheriotis
Cinematic Journeys explores the interconnected histories, theories and aesthetics of cellular imaginative and prescient and cinematic circulate. It strains the hyperlinks among particular types of circulate of/in the body and broader cultural developments that experience traditionally knowledgeable Western sensibilities. It contextualises that family tree with unique research of latest and up to date 'travel movies' in addition to older works.
The booklet investigates how events of exploration, discovery and revelation are activated in particular cinematic narratives of vacationing and displacement. Such narratives are analysed with cognizance to the mass inhabitants hobbies and displacements that shape their referential background.
Cinematic trips additionally examines the ways that traveling impacts movie itself. Case reviews specialise in motion pictures as vacationing commodities (with the recognition of Indian movies in Greece within the Fifties and 60s as case study); and, via a learn of subtitles, at the classification of the 'foreign spectator' (who within the come upon with 'foreign' motion pictures strikes throughout cultural borders).
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Indd 32 8/1/10 12:00:15 m o ve m e nt, vision an d subjectivity 33 critically the specific ways in which movement has been analysed and theorised in film studies and then, by using the specific example of cinematic movements of exploration and discovery, I shall propose a methodological alternative. Both chapters are informed by the discussion of nineteenth-century articulations of movement, vision and subjectivity undertaken here. no t e s 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
Work produced within that paradigm often demonstrates a tendency to foreground the separation between viewer and scene, the abstracted nature of the viewed objects, the virtual nature of temporal and spatial mobility, the illusionary seduction of the spectacle and the power of the viewing apparatus over the passive viewer, in the consideration of the multiple relationships between popular nineteenth-century technologies of vision and prominent features of cinema. While such scholarship is without any doubt extremely valuable in establishing a genealogy of cinema and in the exploration of many aspects of the film form from the perspective of associated but diﬀerent practices, it can also take the debate within the rather unproductive discursive context of ‘apparatus theory’.