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Cinema Approaching RealityLocating Chinese Film Theory$
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Victor Fan

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693559

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.001.0001

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Cinema of Thought

Cinema of Thought

Directed Consciousness in Chinese Marxist Film Theory

Chapter:
(p.43) 2 Cinema of Thought
Source:
Cinema Approaching Reality
Author(s):

Victor Fan

Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816693559.003.0003

I examine—in dialogue with Eurpean Marxists and Deleuze—the Marxist film theory in Shanghai in the 1930s and its notion of cinematographic consciousness—an idea that suggests that cinema can sense, feel, think and instill its consciousness to the sentient bodies of the viewers.

Keywords:   Cinema ontology, Chinese film theory, Comparative film studies, Cinematographic time and temporality, Life and cinema, Potentiality

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