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Cinema and Contact
The Withdrawal of Touch in Nancy, Bresson, Duras and Denis





ISBN 9780367602376
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
188 Pages

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This book, drawing on the work of contemporary French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, investigates the aesthetics and politics of touch in the cinema of three of the most prominent and distinctive filmmakers to have emerged in France: Robert Bresson, Marguerite Duras and Claire Denis.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Jean-Luc Nancy: Co-Exposure, Technicity, Cinema 2. Robert Bresson: A Cinematography of Contact 3. Marguerite Duras: Back to Zero, or a Politics of Being-with 4. Claire Denis: Commonalities in Close-up 5. Conclusion

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Laura McMahon