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  • ISBN: 9780253214751
  • ISBN10: 0253214750

Toward Cinema and Its Double Cross-Cultural Mimesis

by Laleen Jayamanne

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr
  • Publish date: 08/01/2001
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ContentsIntroduction: Criticism as "Exact Fantasy"Part One: Two-Way Street: Three Australian FilmsA Sri Lankan reading of Tracey Moffatt's Night Cries; Reception, genre and the knowing critic: Dennis O'Rourke's The Good Woman of Bangkok; Post-colonial Gothic: the narcissistic wound of Jane Campion's The PianoPart Two: Performance of NarcissismSpeaking of Ceylon: a clash of cultures; Anna Rodrigo interviews LJ on A Song of Ceylon(1988); Anna Rodrigo interviews LJ on Row row row your boat (1992)Part Three: Melodramatic Femininity in Sri LankaMyths of femininity in the Sri Lankan cinema, 1947-1989; Sri Lankan family melodrama: a cinema of primitive attractions; An alternative cinematic and critical practice: Under the Bridge (Palama Yata) as critical melodramaPart Four: Movements of TimeDeleuzean redemption of Bazin: a note on the neorealist moment; Modes of performance in Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai de Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles; Life is a Dream, Raul Ruiz was a surrealist in Sydney: a capillary memory of a cultural eventPart Five: Convulsive KnowingA slapstick time : mimetic convulsion, convulsive knowing; "Eyes in the back of your head": erotics of learning in Blue Steel and Silence of the Lambs; "Forty Acres and a Mule Filmworks" - Do the Right Thing - "a Spike Lee joint": blocking and unblocking The Block
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