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Moving Pictures, Still Lives: Film, New Media, and the Late Twentieth Century

James Tweedie


Moving Pictures, Still Lives revisits the cinematic and intellectual atmosphere of the late twentieth century, exploring the work of artists and philosophers who complicated the usual association between the past and tradition or the future and modernity. The book retraces the “archaeomodern turn” in media and theory that viewed the past as a repository of abandoned but potentially transformative modern experiments. Three theoretical chapters consider key figures—Walter Benjamin, Gilles Deleuze, and Serge Daney—who grappled with the late twentieth century’s characteristic concerns, including h ... More

Keywords: contemporary cinema, postmodernism, film theory, new media, media archaeology, European cinema, American cinema, art history, critical theory, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190873875
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190873875.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Tweedie, author
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Washington