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Author Coates, Paul, 1953-

Title Screening the face / Paul Coates.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  791.4302 Coa    AVAILABLE
Physical description vii, 195 pages ; 23 cm
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.1.The face, the mask and the Thing -- 1.2.Reading faces: Word, image and allegory in pre-sound film -- 1.Faces and ̀Faciality' -- 1.1.The close-up -- 1.2.Profile or full-face? -- 1.3.À face in the crowd': The ỳoung man' of Kieslowski's Dekalog -- 1.4.The Passion of Joan of Arc: The ̀documentary of faces' -- 1.5.̀The moment of truth': The face, the close-up, suffering and documentary -- 1.6.Postscript: Kierkegaard and the close-up -- 2.The Fate of Contemplation: Closeness and Distance -- 2.1.Stardom, contradiction and syncretization -- 2.2.The crowd and the star: Benjamin's Àge of Mechanical Reproduction' and Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will -- 2.3.Testing and transcendence: Kurosawa's The Idiot (1951) -- 2.4.Forms and functions of veiling -- 2.5.The eyes of Garbo and the face of Garbo -- 3.Masks and Metaphor: Doubles and Animals -- 3.1.Introduction -- 3.2.Visor and visage: The Dark Knight (2008) --
Contents note continued: 3.3.Adaptation, dream and mask: Eyes Wide Shut (1999) -- 3.4.The Conversation (1974): De-personalized pronouns -- 3.5.The animal mask -- 3.6.Mirror relationships: Animals and sacrifice in Eisenstein and Renoir -- 3.7.Animals, allegory and the death's head of sin: Greed (1924) and Cat People (1942) -- 3.8.The animal mask between fairytale, myth and metaphor: La Belle et la bete -- 3.9.Animals, eyes and masks: Chris Marker's Zone -- 4.Invisibility, Medusa and the Mask -- 4.1.Some introductory theses -- 4.2.Trauma and the invisible -- 4.3.The face of genocide and the unseeable -- 4.4.Medusa and her deconstruction: Dekalog 6 (1989) -- 4.5.The skull beneath the skin: The Face of Another (1966) -- 5.Dissonance and Synthesis: Persona, the Face, the Mask and the Thing -- 5.1.Towards Persona (1966): Sawdust and Tinsel (1953) and the meaning of shame -- 5.2.Both sides now: Framing the face in Persona -- 5.3.̀The human face divine': Face and/as mystery in Persona --
Contents note continued: 5.4.Persona mirrored in reality and fiction -- 5.5.Hierarchy and the mask: Two prisons.
Subject Bergman, Ingmar, 1918-2007 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Persona (Motion picture)
Face in motion pictures.
ISBN 9780230298477 (hardback)