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Philosophy in Stan Brakhage's Dog Star Man

World, Metaphor, Interpretation

  • Alberto Baracco

Table of contents

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About this book

Introduction

This book shows how a masterpiece of experimental cinema can be interpreted through hermeneutics of the film world. As an application of Ricœurian methodology to a non-narrative film, the book calls into question the fundamental concept of the film world. Firmly rooted within the context of experimental cinema, Stan Brakhage’s Dog Star Man was not created on the basis of a narrative structure and representation of characters, places and events, but on very different presuppositions. The techniques with which Brakhage worked on celluloid and used frames as canvases, as well as his choice to make the film without dialogue and sound, exhort the interpreter to directly question the philosophical language of moving images.

Keywords

philosophy of film Stan Brakhage Paul Ricouer experimental cinema film studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Alberto Baracco
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  1. 1.University of TurinTurinItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12426-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-12425-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-12426-7
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