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Film and Revolution is an arresting new contribution to film studies by a critic who has constructed an aesthetic of the cinema grounded in Marxian ideology. The longest part of the book, devoted to Jean-Luc Godard, shows how Godard hopes to make his contribution to the revolution of society by inventing a revolutionary cinema. Essays present intelligent, probing analyses of Godard's later major films: Two or Three Things I Know about Her, La Chinoise, Made in USA, Weekend, Le Cai Savoir, One Plus One, Wind from the East, British Sounds, and Tout va bien. Part II,"Film and Revolution on Many Fronts," turns to film making in the Third World and elsewhere, analyzing films by Solanas, Kramer, Rossellini, Makavejev, Ophuls, Harris, and Petri. In Part Ill MacBean examines the semiology of the cinema proposed by Christian Metz and attacks his failure to come to terms with ideology. Finally, MacBean attempts to demystify the ideological package offered by the mass media, particularly the class struggle that is eclipsed by TV and the cinema. Illustrated with more than forty black-and-white stills.

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  1. Film and Revolution
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. ii-iii
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Gorin: Rethinking the Function of Art in Society
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  1. 1 Politics and Poetry in Two or Three Things I Know About Her and La Chinoise
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  1. 2 Politics and Poetry in Two or Three Things I Know About Her and La Chinoise
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  1. 3 Weekend, or the Self-Critical Cinema of Cruelty
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  1. 4 Le Gai Savoir: Critique Plus Auto-Critique du Critique
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  1. 5 One Plus One, or The Praxis of History
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  1. 6 “See You at Mao”: Godard’s Revolutionary British Sounds
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  1. 7 Godard and Rocha at the Crossroads of Wind from the East
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  1. 8 Politics and Poetry in Two or Three Things I Know About Her and La Chinoise
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  1. 9 Tout Va Bien and Letter to Jane: The Role of the Intellectual in the Revolution
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  1. Gorin: Rethinking the Function of Art in Society
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  1. 10 La Hora de los Hornos: “Let Them See Nothing but Flames!”
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  1. 11 The \ce-man Cometh No More (He Gave His Balls to the Revolution)
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  1. 12 Politics and Poetry in Two or Three Things I Know About Her and La Chinoise
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  1. 13 Politics and Poetry in Two or Three Things I Know About Her and La Chinoise
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  1. 14 The Sorrow and the Pity: France and Her Political Myths
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  1. 15 The Working Class Goes Directly to Heaven, Without Passing Go: Or, The Name of the Game Is Still Monopoly
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  1. Part three: Post-Bazin Aesthetics: The Theory and Practice of Marxist Film Criticism
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  1. 16 Contra Semiology: A Critical Reading of Metz
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  1. 17 The Ideological Situation of Post-Bazin Film Criticism
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  1. Notes
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253050656
MARC Record
OCLC
1259586386
Launched on MUSE
2021-07-11
Language
English
Open Access
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