Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics (Paperback)

Journeys on Screen: Theory, Ethics, Aesthetics By Louis Bayman (Editor), Natália Pinazza (Editor) Cover Image
By Louis Bayman (Editor), Natália Pinazza (Editor)
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Addressing the appeal of the journey narrative from pre-cinema to new media and through documentary, fiction and the spaces between, this collection reveals the journey to be a persistent presence across cinema and in cultural modernity. Drawing on examples from different regions and cultures that traverse art and genre cinema, the book explores the journey as a motif for something wider, a metaphor for self-discovery and social transformation, and evidence of autonomy and progress (or their lack). Illuminating areas of global movement, belonging, diaspora and memory, these essays document epochal changes in human behaviour, from urbanisation, migration and war to tourism and shopping.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781474474641
ISBN-10: 1474474640
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English