Screening the Tortured Body : The Cinema as Scaffold Hardback
Edited by Mark De Valk
Inspired by Michel Foucault's examination of state subjugation and control, this book considers post-structuralist notions of the 'political technology of the body' and 'the spectacle of the scaffold' as a means to analyse cinematic representations of politically-motivated persecution and bodily repression.
Through a critique of sovereign power and its application of punishment 'for transgressions against the state', the collected works, herein, assess the polticised-body via a range of cinematic perspectives.
Imagery, character construction and narrative devices are examined in their account of hegemonic-sanctioned torture and suppression as a means to a political outcome.
Screening The Tortured Body: The Cinema as Scaffold elicits philosophical and cultural accounts of the 'retrained' body to deliberate on a range of politicised films and filmmakers whose narratives and mise-en-scene techniques critique corporeal subjugation by authoritarian factions.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 342 pages, 17 Tables, color; 17 Illustrations, color; 8 Illustrations, black and white; XVII, 342 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 12/11/2016
- Category: Film theory & criticism
- ISBN: 9781137399175