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Film culture often rejects visually rich images, valuing simplicity, austerity, or even ugliness as more provocative, political, and truly cinematic. Although cinema challenges traditional ideas of art, this opposition to the decorative continues a long-standing aesthetic antipathy to feminine cosmetics, Oriental effeminacy, and primitive ornament. Inheriting this patriarchal and colonial perspective along with the preference for fine over decorative art, filmmakers, critics, and theorists tend to denigrate cinema's colorful, picturesque, and richly patterned visions.Condemning this exclusion of the ",pretty", from masculine film culture, Rosalind Galt reevaluates received ideas about the decorative impulse from early film criticism to classical and postclassical film theory. The pretty embodies lush visuality, dense mise-en-scne, painterly framing, and arabesque camera movementsstyles increasingly central to world cinema. From European art house cinema to the films of Wong Kar-wai and Santosh Sivan, from handmade experimental films to the popular pleasures of Moulin Rouge! and Amelie, pretty is a vital element of contemporary cinema, using visual exuberance to communicate distinct sexual and political identities. Inverting the logic of anti-pretty thought, Galt firmly establishes the decorative image as a queer aesthetic, a singular representation of cinema's perverse pleasures and cross-cultural encounters. Creating her own critical tapestry from perspectives in art and film theory and philosophy, Galt reclaims prettiness as a radically transgressive style, woven with the threads of political agency.

Auteur

Rosalind Galt



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Film culture often rejects visually rich images, treating simplicity, austerity, or even ugliness as the more provocative, political, and truly cinematic choice. Cinema may challenge traditional ideas of art, but its opposition to the decorative represents a long-standing Western aesthetic bias against feminine cosmetics, Oriental effeminacy, and primitive ornament. Inheriting this patriarchal, colonial perspective which treats decorative style as foreign or sexually perverse filmmakers, critics, and theorists have often denigrated colorful, picturesque, and richly patterned visions in cinema.

Condemning the exclusion of the "pretty" from masculine film culture, Rosalind Galt reevaluates received ideas about the decorative impulse from early film criticism to classical and postclassical film theory. The pretty embodies lush visuality, dense mise-en-scène, painterly framing, and arabesque camera movements-styles increasingly central to world cinema. From European art cinema to the films of Wong Kar-wai and Santosh Sivan, from the experimental films of Derek Jarman to the popular pleasures of Moulin Rouge!, the pretty is a vital element of contemporary cinema, communicating distinct sexual and political identities. Inverting the logic of anti-pretty thought, Galt firmly establishes the decorative image as a queer aesthetic, uniquely able to figure cinema's perverse pleasures and cross-cultural encounters. Creating her own critical tapestry from perspectives in art theory, film theory, and philosophy, Galt reclaims prettiness as a radically transgressive style, shimmering with threads of political agency.



Contenu

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Pretty as Troublesome Image
1. From Aesthetics to Film Aesthetics: Or, Beauty and Truth Redux
2. Colors: Derek Jarman and Queer Aesthetics
3. Ornament and Modernity: From Decorative Art to Cultural Criticism
4. Objects: Oriental Style and the Arabesques of Moulin Rouge!
5. At the Crossroads: Iconoclasm and the Anti-aesthetic in Postwar Film and Theory
6. Forms: Soy Cuba and Revolutionary Beauty
7. Perverse Prettiness: Sexuality, Gender, and Aesthetic Exclusion
8. Bodies: The Sumptuous Charms of Ulrike Ottinger
Postscript: Toward a Worldly Image
Notes
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Pretty
Sous-titre: Film and the Decorative Image
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780231526951
ISBN: 978-0-231-52695-1
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: Columbia University Press
Genre: Art
nombre de pages: 320
Parution: 31.05.2011
Année: 2011
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 31.1 MB