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Death 24x A Second

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Death 24x a Second is a fascinating exploration of the role new media technologies play in our experience of film. Addressing some of the key questions of film theory, spectatorship, and narrative, Laura Mulvey here argues that such technologies, including home DVD players, have fundamentally altered our relationship to the movies.

According to Mulvey, new media technologies give viewers the ability to control both image and story, so that movies meant to be seen collectively and followed in a linear fashion may be manipulated to contain unexpected and even unintended pleasures. The individual frame, the projected films best-kept secret, can now be revealed by anyone who hits pause. Easy access to repetition, slow motion, and the freeze-frame, Mulvey argues, may shift the spectators pleasure to a fetishistic rather than a voyeuristic investment in film.

By exploring how technology can give new life to old cinema, Death 24x a Second offers an original reevaluation of film's history and its historical usefulness.

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Author(s):
Laura Mulvey
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1861892632
ISBN-13:
9781861892638
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Title:
Death 24x A Second

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Death 24x a Second is a fascinating exploration of the role new media technologies play in our experience of film. Addressing some of the key questions of film theory, spectatorship, and narrative, Laura Mulvey here argues that such technologies, including home DVD players, have fundamentally altered our relationship to the movies.

According to Mulvey, new media technologies give viewers the ability to control both image and story, so that movies meant to be seen collectively and followed in a linear fashion may be manipulated to contain unexpected and even unintended pleasures. The individual frame, the projected films best-kept secret, can now be revealed by anyone who hits pause. Easy access to repetition, slow motion, and the freeze-frame, Mulvey argues, may shift the spectators pleasure to a fetishistic rather than a voyeuristic investment in film.

By exploring how technology can give new life to old cinema, Death 24x a Second offers an original reevaluation of film's history and its historical usefulness.

Author(s):
Laura Mulvey
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2012
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1861892632
ISBN-13:
9781861892638
Number of pages:
216
Publisher:
Reaktion Books
Title:
Death 24x A Second

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