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¿Aesthetics without Ideology? A critique of the position adopted by Jacques Aumont & Michel Marie in L’analyse des films (1988)

There are many forms to analyse a film, but among the diversity we may point out two main trends: the formal-aesthetic approach and the ideological one. The two perspectives tend to nurture and be nurtured mutually, but we also can find claims for a solely aesthetic approach in film analysis. This is the stand adopted by Aumont and Marie in the book L’analyse des films (1988), which I criticize in this paper.

Cadernos de Comunicação. Departamento de Ciências da Comunicação. Universidade Federal de Santa Maria – UFSM

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CALL FOR CHAPTERS Deconstructing the Zombie: Cultural and Ideological Approaches

Deconstructing the Zombie: Cultural and Ideological Approaches Dear colleagues, We would like to invite you to participate in the academic book we are currently editing, entitled Deconstructing the Zombie: Cultural and Ideological Approaches. We will appreciate if you share this Call For Chapters information with those colleagues who may be interested in the project. Original […]

«We Don’t Eat People»: How the Post-apocalyptic Cinema of the 21st Century Teach Us the New Ethics of the Cannibalistic System

The disaster movie genre is closely related to the times of economic and social crisis. The consolidation of the genre came from the «oil crisis» in the early seventies. These films worked as a catharsis and showed real people how lucky they were because of suffering just an economic crisis and not something worse. The […]

Tarzan & Dr. Moreau VS the Subhumans & the Vodoo Zombies: Colonialist Discourses in Pre-Code Hollywood (1932-1934).

In this paper I analyse the implicit discourse about a colonialism in six Hollywood films of the early thirties. That is, filmed before the hegemonic discourse supported by the censorship of the Production Code Administration was definitively imposed in 1934. The tour begins with Tarzan, guardian of the African colonies, and ends with Dr. Moreau […]