Thinking Cinema with Proust

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How can Proust’s _A la recherche du temps perdu_ prompt us to re-imagine cinema? Although no-one goes to the cinema in the novel, and its narrator is critical of a ‘merely’ cinematographic account of reality, the proposition of _Thinking Cinema with Proust_ is that the Recherche can provide a powerful catalyst for re-thinking the cinema. Drawing on a complex terrain of intersections and overlaps between the experience of the spectator and that of Proust’s narrator and reader, this is focused around a series of motifs – the camera obscura, reverie, the magic lantern, gesture, ‘screen’ memory – which enable a fluid movement back and forth between Proust and film theory.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCambridge
Number of pages207
ISBN (Electronic)9781781886373, 9781781886380
ISBN (Print)9781781886359, 9781781886366
Publication statusPublished - 22 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameMoving Image
PublisherModern Humanities Research Association


  • Proust
  • Film
  • Film Theory


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