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Author Lübecker, Nikolaj d'Origny.

Title The feel-bad film / Nikolaj Lübecker.

Publication Info. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 190 pages) : color illustrations.
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Series Edinburgh studies in film and intermediality
Edinburgh studies in film and intermediality.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 176-182), filmography (pages 183-185) , and index.
Summary In recent years some of the most innovative European and American directors have made films that place the spectator in a position of intense discomfort. Systematically manipulating the viewer, sometimes by withholding information, sometimes through shock or seduction, these films have often been criticised as amoral, nihilistic, politically irresponsible or anti-humanistic. But how are these unpleasurable viewing experiences created? What do the directors believe they can achieve via this 'feel-bad' experience? How can we situate these films in intellectual history? And why should we watch, study and teach feel-bad films? Answering these questions through the analysis of work by directors such as Lars von Trier and Gus Van Sant, this book invites readers to consider cinematic art as an experimental activity with ethical norms that are radically different from the ones we would hope to find outside the movie theatre.
Contents Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Assault -- 1.1. Inner Bastard: von Trier's Dogville -- 1.2. Ethics Via the Body: Funny Games, Daisy Diamond and Jacques Ranciere -- 1.3. Going Too Far? De Palma's Redacted -- ch. 2 Unease -- 2.1. Buying a Bunch of Radishes? Van Sant's Elephant -- 2.2. Ethics of Suspension: I Can't Sleep, Hidden and Judith Butler -- 2.3. Embracing Childhood: Hadzihalilovic's Innocence and Brakhage's Kindering -- Coda: Ostlund's Play -- Between Assault and Unease -- ch. 3 Transgression, Transgression -- Introduction: Third Generation Avant-Garde? -- 3.1. Avant-Garde as Tragedy: Dumont's Twentynine Palms -- 3.2. Desperation Films: Code Blue, In My Skin and Les Salauds -- 3.3. Avant-Garde as Farce? Korine's Trash Humpers -- Conclusion.
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Subject Motion picture audiences -- Psychology.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lübecker, Nikolaj d'Origny. Feel-bad film 0748697993 (OCoLC)898052075
ISBN 9780748697984 (electronic bk.)
0748697985 (electronic bk.)