Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media

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    Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media contextualizes historical films in an innovative way - not only relating them to the history of cinema, but also to premodern and early modern media. This philological approach to the prehistory of cinema engages both old media such as scrolls, illuminated manuscripts, the Bayeux Tapestry, and new digital media such as DVDs, HD DVDs, and computers. Burt examines the uncanny repetitions that now fragment films into successively released alternate cuts and extras footnote tracks, audiocommentaries, and documentaries that restructure and reframe historical films, thereby presenting new challenges to historicist criticism and film theory. With a double focus on recursive narrative frames and the cinematic paratexts of medieval and early modern film, this book calls our attention to strange, sometimes opaque phenomena in film and literary theory that have previously gone unrecognized.

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    Number of Pages: 279
    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780230105607
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    Listed in: Film theory & criticism, Styles & genres, Medieval history, Media studies
    Publisher: PALGRAVE MACMILLAN

    Books by Richard Burt

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