Farocki/Godard - E-book
Volker Pantenburg
Film as Theory
Farocki/Godard
€ 104,99
ISBN:
9789048527557
Release date:
23-07-2015
Available:
Directly
Edition:
PDF
Pages:
348
Author:
Volker Pantenburg
Series:
Farocki/Godard
There is a tension between the requirements of theoretical abstraction and the capacities of the film medium, where everything that we see on screen is concrete: A train arriving at a station, a tree, bodies, faces. Since the complex theories of montage in Soviet cinema, however, there have continuously been attempts to express theoretical issues by combining shots, thus creating a visual form of thinking.

This book brings together two major filmmakers-French New Wave master Jean-Luc Godard and German avant-gardist Harun Farocki to explore the fundamental tension between theoretical abstraction and the capacities of film itself, a medium where everything seen onscreen is necessarily concrete. Volker Pantenburg shows how these two filmmakers explored the potential of combined shots and montage to create "film as theory."