Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 February 2017

296 Pages | 193 color and b/w illus.

7 x 10 inches

ISBN: 9780199863167

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The Face on Film

Noa Steimatsky

  • Interlaces historical and theoretical considerations with close analysis of both popular and experimental films to investigate some of cinema's most powerful confrontations with the face.
  • The face on film is explored in relation to other arts and media, archaic and modern—masks, icons, pictorial portraits, mug shots, glamour and advertising images—and in relation to our experience of faces in the world.
  • Reflects on the convergence of archaic desires and modern anxieties in the cinema's encounter with the human face, and how it binds questions of aesthetics and ethics.