Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement by Dimitris Eleftheriotis

By Dimitris Eleftheriotis

Cinematic Journeys explores the interconnected histories, theories and aesthetics of cellular imaginative and prescient and cinematic move. It strains the hyperlinks among specific sorts of move of/in the body and broader cultural traits that experience traditionally proficient Western sensibilities. It contextualises that family tree with specified research of latest and up to date 'travel movies' in addition to older works.

The publication investigates how pursuits 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 activities and displacements that shape their referential background.
Cinematic trips additionally examines the ways that vacationing impacts movie itself. Case reviews specialise in movies as traveling commodities (with the recognition of Indian motion pictures in Greece within the Nineteen Fifties and 60s as case study); and, via a research of subtitles, at the classification of the 'foreign spectator' (who within the stumble upon with 'foreign' movies strikes throughout cultural borders).

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113. 2 (1996) pp. 34–69. See, for example, Miller: ‘One major drawback in perfecting the illusion of reality in the circular panorama was the absence of motion, the static quality of the panoramic image,’ (‘Panorama’, p. 41); also Schwartz, Spectacular Realities, pp. 149–76. Miller, ‘Panorama’, p. 46. Ibid. p. 38. Benjamin also notes the travelling theme of panoramas in relation to Le tour du Monde that operated at the Paris world exhibition of 1900 (Arcades Project, p. 533). Schivelbusch, Railway Journey.

Jean-Luc Godard’s Slow Motion (Sauve qui peut [La Vie]), France/Switzerland, 1980) embarks on a comprehensive exploration of cinematic movement, deconstructing in the process the conventions and pleasures of narrative cinema. Hukkle (Györky Pálfi, Hungary, 2001), in contrast, relies heavily on the mobile frame in its exploration of village life and indulges lavishly in the pleasures of movement. While the film has a distinctly non-classical feel it also provides a basic narrative structure of a rather orthodox, albeit often confusing, ‘who-dune-it’ type.

Benjamin, Charles Baudelaire. Gunning, ‘Tracing the individual body’, p. 20. Ibid. p. 41. Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish (London: Alan Lane, 1977); Part 3, Chapter 3, ‘Panopticism’, is the clearest exposition of the relationship between power and vision in prisons. Also Michel Foucault, The Birth of the Clinic (London: Tavistock, 1973); Chapter 7, ‘Seeing and Knowing’, discusses power, knowledge and vision in the context of medicine and hospitals. See Gilles Deleuze, Foucault (London: Athlone Press, 1989), p.

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