Time, existential presence and the cinematic image: ethics and emergence to being in film

Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (2018)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In Time, Existential Presence and the Cinematic Image, Sam B. Girgus relates Laura Mulvey's theory of 'delayed cinema' to ideas on time and the relationship to the other in the writings of Jean-Luc Nancy, Emmanuel Levinas and Julia Kristeva, among others. The sustained tension in film between, in Mulvey's phrase, 'stillness and the moving image' enacts a drama of existential emergence. The stillness of the framed image in relation to the moving image opens 'free' cinematic time and space for a fresh engagement with crucial ethical and cultural issues. With close readings of films such as The Bicycle Thieves, Two Days, One Night, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Revenant and The Age of Innocence, this book proposes a fresh approach to reading film in the context of emerging existential presence and the ethical imperative.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,491

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The intervals of cinema.Jacques Rancière - 2014 - New York: Verso. Edited by John Howe.
The Politics of Gender in the New Latin American Cinema.Carol Donelan - 1993 - Department of Foreign Languages, West Virginia University.
The eloquent screen: a rhetoric of film.Gilberto Perez - 2019 - Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
The Philosophy of Motion Pictures.Noël Carroll - 2007 - Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
Duras/Godard dialogues.Cyril Béghin & Nicholas Elliott (eds.) - 2020 - New York: Film Desk Books.


Added to PP

3 (#1,503,526)

6 months
2 (#642,987)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references