The Cinematic Imaginary After FilmBook - 2003
Throughout the history of cinema, a radical avant-garde has existed on the fringes of the film industry. A great deal of research has focused on the pre- and early history of cinema, but there has been little speculation about a future cinema incorporating new electronic media. Electronic media have not only fundamentally transformed cinema but have altered its role as a witness to reality by rendering realities not necessarily linked to documentation, by engineering environments that incorporate audiences as participants, and by creating event-worlds that mix realities and narratives in forms not possible in traditional cinema. This hybrid cinema melds montage, traditional cinema, experimental literature, television, video, and the net. The new cinematic forms suggest that traditional cinema no longer has the capacity to represent events that are themselves complex configurations of experience, interpretation, and interaction.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2003.
Edition: 1st MIT Press ed.
Branch Call Number: 778. 53 FUT
Characteristics: 634 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Alternative Title: Cinematic imaginary after film