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Published: 01 September 2017

192 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474426022

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Extreme Cinema

Affective Strategies in Transnational Media

Aaron Kerner and Jonathan Knapp

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Extreme Cinema examines the highly stylized treatment of sex and violence in post-millennial transnational cinema, where the governing convention is not the narrative but the spectacle. Using profound experiments in form and composition, including jarring editing, extreme close-ups, visual disorientation and sounds that straddle the boundary between non-diegetic and diegetic registers, this mode of cinema dwells instead on the exhibition of intense violence and an acute intimacy with the sexual body. Includes case studies interrogating works such as Wetlands and A Serbian Film, as well as the sub-culture of YouTube 'reaction videos'.


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