Bodies in Pain : Emotion and the Cinema of Darren Aronofsky Hardback
by Tarja Laine
The films of Darren Aronofsky invite emotional engagement by means of affective resonance between the film and the spectator's lived body.
Aronofsky's films are often considered "cerebral" because they explore topics like mathematics, madness, hallucinations, obsessions, social anxiety, addiction, psychosis, schizophrenia, and neuroscience.
Yet this interest in intelligence and mental processes is deeply embedded in the operations of the body, shared with the spectator by means of a distinctively corporeal audiovisual style.
Bodies in Pain looks at how Aronofsky's films engage the spectator in an affective form of viewing that involves all the senses, ultimately engendering a process of (self) reflection through their emotional dynamics.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 192 pages, 10 illus.
- Publisher: Berghahn Books
- Publication Date: 01/02/2015
- Category: Individual film directors, film-makers
- ISBN: 9781782385752
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