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Cinema against Spectacle: "Technique and Ideology" Revisited
translated by Daniel Fairfax
by Jean-Louis Comolli
Amsterdam University Press, 2014
eISBN: 978-90-485-1945-3 | Paper: 978-90-8964-554-8
Library of Congress Classification PN1995.C623713 2015

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Jean-Louis Comolli’s six-part essay “Technique and Ideology” had a revolutionary effect on film theory and history when it first appeared in Cahiers du Cinéma in 1971. In 2009, Comolli revisited his earlier text, arguing that the present age, marked by the total dominance of media-filtered spectacle over image production, makes the need for an “emancipated, critical spectator” more pressing than ever. This volume brings together annotated translations of these two texts to provide an overview of Comolli’s activity as both a theorist and a filmmaker.

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