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Cinemachines: An Essay on Media and Method

Garrett Stewart


Recent emphasis on digital imaging in screen narrative as “post-cinematic” tends to misdirect attention. The real breakpoint comes with the “post-filmic” image: a shift in how motion pictures move their picture elements (now, etymologically, pix-els). This shift in material substrate, with the rearview mirror it provides on film history, offers a marked point of vantage, and of fresh critical leverage, on the media archaeology of screen operation in the move from electrical to electronic process. Each operative medium—originally photochemical, now digital—discloses its own unique, and sometime ... More

Keywords: apparatus reading, Jean Epstein C, Christian Metz, digital cinema, media archaeology

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780226656564
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226656878.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Garrett Stewart, author
University of Iowa

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