Hollywood Flatlands

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Mai 2004



Brings to light the links between animation, avant-garde art and modernist criticism.


Esther Leslie is the author of Walter Benjamin: Overpowering Conformism. She is a lecturer in English and Humanities at Birkbeck College, London, and sits on the editorial boards of Historical Materialism, Radical Philosophy and Revolutionary History.


""Perceptive and elegant.""-- Times literary Supplement "in this incisive and profound study, you find such classic subjects as Adolph Hitler, Charlie Chaplin, Leon Trotsky, Mickey Mouse, Nazism, Leni Riefenstahl, Theodor W. Adorna, Sergei M. Eisenstein, Dumbo, Betty Boop, the class Struggle, Piet Mondrian, Walter Benjamin and Walt Disney (along with much, much more)." -- Giannalberto Bendazzi, Animation World Net "Once in a long while, a book appears that meets all the high standards of scholarship. In the field of animation, Leslie's Hollywood Flatlands is that work ... groundbreaking." -- Choice - A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2003 "Brash and erudite, Hollywood Flatlands treats animated cartoons as an avant-garde taste and anti-illusionism as a Modernist problematic." -- London Review of Books "In an age when the Walt Disney Co. ... is completely lost to sober cultural debate, it is not insignificant to remember that, quite recently, the opposite was the case." -- Los Angeles Times "...is about much more than the House of Mouse, tracing with a deft hand the aesthetic precursors of film animation in the work of Hans Richter, Walter Ruttman and Dziga Vertov." -- Radical Philosophy "[a] vital new book" -- ASIFA
EAN: 9781844675043
ISBN: 1844675041
Untertitel: Animation, Critical Theory and the Avant-garde. New ed. 33 b&w, 13 colour illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Verso Books
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2004
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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