Impersonal Enunciation or the Place of Film

Complementing Odin's evocations and extending them, I'd insist on another
striking element of Impersonal Enunciation: the sheer rush of references to
specific films from across wide ranges of film history. It has been easy to imagine
that ...

Author: Christian Metz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231540647

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Christian Metz is best known for applying Saussurean theories of semiology to film analysis. In the 1970s, he used Sigmund Freud's psychology and Jacques Lacan's mirror theory to explain the popularity of cinema. In this final book, Metz uses the concept of enunciation to articulate how films "speak" and explore where this communication occurs, offering critical direction for theorists who struggle with the phenomena of new media. If a film frame contains another frame, which frame do we emphasize? And should we consider this staging an impersonal act of enunciation? Consulting a range of genres and national trends, Metz builds a novel theory around the placement and subjectivity of screens within screens, which pulls in—and forces him to reassess—his work on authorship, film language, and the position of the spectator. Metz again takes up the linguistic and theoretical work of Benveniste, Genette, Casetti, and Bordwell, drawing surprising conclusions that presage current writings on digital media. Metz's analysis enriches work on cybernetic emergence, self-assembly, self-reference, hypertext, and texts that self-produce in such a way that the human element disappears. A critical introduction by Cormac Deane bolsters the connection between Metz's findings and nascent digital-media theory, emphasizing Metz's keen awareness of the methodological and philosophical concerns we wrestle with today.

The Dissolution of Place

3 As critic Christian Metz notes in his final book, Impersonal Enunciation, or the
Place of Film [L'énonciation impersonnelle, ou le site du film, 1991], “The internal
frame, the second frame, has the effect of drawing attention to the main frame, ...

Author: Shelton Waldrep

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317035461

Category: Architecture

Page: 244

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Postmodern architecture - with its return to ornamentality, historical quotation, and low-culture kitsch - has long been seen as a critical and popular anodyne to the worst aspects of modernist architecture: glass boxes built in urban locales as so many interchangeable, generic anti-architectural cubes and slabs. This book extends this debate beyond the modernist/postmodernist rivalry to situate postmodernism as an already superseded concept that has been upended by deconstructionist and virtual architecture as well as the continued turn toward the use of theming in much new public and corporate space. It investigates architecture on the margins of postmodernism -- those places where both architecture and postmodernism begin to break down and to reveal new forms and new relationships. The book examines in detail not only a wide range of architectural phenomena such as theme parks, casinos, specific modernist and postmodernist buildings, but also interrogates architecture in relation to identity, specifically Native American and gay male identities, as they are reflected in new notions of the built environment. In dealing specifically with the intersection between postmodern architecture and virtual and filmic definitions of space, as well as with theming, and gender and racial identities, this book provides provides ground-breaking insights not only into postmodern architecture, but into spatial thinking in general.

Inside Outside and Inside out

Further , this shot takes place at night , so the frame of the window is lit up , like a
movie screen . This is a moment of cinematic enunciation , as theorized by
Christian Metz in his article , “ The Impersonal Enunciation , or the Site of Film ” in
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Author: Sarah Beth Tiede Buchanan

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Intelligence Work

The Politics of American Documentary Associate Professor of Film and Digital
Media Jonathan Kahana, Jonathan Kahana. Documentary , ” by which ...
Christian Metz , “ The Impersonal Enunciation , Or , The Site of Film : In the
Margin of Recent Works on Enunciation in Cinema , ” trans . Beatrice
DurandSendrail with Kristen ...

Author: Associate Professor of Film and Digital Media Jonathan Kahana

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Category: Performing Arts

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"Argues that the use of documentary film by intellectuals, activists, government agencies, and community groups constitutes a national-public form of culture, one that challenges traditional oppositions between official and vernacular speech, between high art and popular culture, and between academic knowledge and common sense. The author demonstrates how documentary collects and delivers the evidence of the American experience to the public sphere, where it lends force to political movements and gives substance to the social imaginary."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

European Cinema

Thomas Guback , “ Hollywood ' s International Market ” , in Tino Balio , The
American Film Industry ( Madison : University of ... See Christian Metz , “ The
impersonal enunciation or the site of film " , New Literary History 22 ( 1991 ) , pp .

Author: Thomas Elsaesser

Publisher: Leiden University Press

ISBN: 9789053566022

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 563

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"In the face of renewed competition from Hollywood since the early 1980s and the challenges posed to Europe's national cinemas by the fall of the Wall in 1989, independent filmmaking in Europe has begun to re-invent itself. European Cinema: Face to Face with Hollywood re-assesses the different debates and presents a broader framework for understanding the forces at work since the 1960s."--BOOK JACKET.

Sound Design and Science Fiction

Part II Chapter 5 Ivincent LoBrutto , Sound - On - Film : Interviews with Creators of
Film Sound ( Westport : Praeger , 1994 ) 142 . 2Christian Metz , L '
ÉNONCIATION IMPERSONNELLE , OU LE SITE DU FILM ( IMPERSONAL
ENUNCIATION ...

Author: William Brian Whittington

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Hideous Progeny

Eugenics, Disability, and Classic Horror Cinema Angela Marie Smith ...
Screening Disability : Essays on Cinema and Disability . ... The Impersonal
Enunciation or the Site of the Film : In the Margin of Recent Works on Enunciation
in Cinema .

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory

Nonetheless , compared to Language and Cinema , The Imaginary Signifier
reads as a different sort of theoretic ... Indeed , in his last published work , The
Impersonal Enunciation , or the Site of Film , Metz argues that films typically do
not ...

Author: Continuum (Firm)

Publisher: Continuum

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 882

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"The Continuum Encyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory offers the student of literary and cultural studies a comprehensive, single-volume guide to the history and development of criticism in the humanities as the twenty-first century opens. While emphasizing the theory and practice of literary and cultural criticism, it provides extensive coverage of related and contextual discourses, as well as critical overviews of the work and reception of major figures responsible, directly or indirectly, for the development of those discourses in the now-related areas of philosophy, poetics, politics, aesthetics, linguistics and psychoanalysis."--From the "Foreword."

Canadian Journal of Film Studies

When asked what makes a that his “ problem with much commer - good film
director , Lynne Stopkewich cial , studio ... call Hollywood ' s " impersonal
tribution by using a percentage , which enunciation , " to paraphrase Christian
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Humanities index

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Displaced Allegories

ated in films and how narrative coherence is maintained are two of the
fundamental problems informing semiotic film ... In his 1987 article “ The
Impersonal Enunciation , or the Site of Film : In the Margin of Recent Works on
Enunciation and ...

Author: Negar Mottahedeh

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

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Category: History

Page: 199

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Cinema and Social Discourse in Cameroon

Orality in this film is a major element in the film ' s underlying semiology , its
system of conveying meaning . In his seminal study , “ The Impersonal
Enunciation , or the Site of Film , ” Christian Metz lays out a theory concerning the
ways in which ...

Author: Alexie Tcheuyap

Publisher: Bayreuth African Studies

ISBN:

Category: Cameroon

Page: 342

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Cinema and Social Discourse in Cameroon analyzes a cinema, that has been inaugurating some major thematic and aesthetic innovations for the last twenty years. The essays in this volume use film semiotics, postcolonial enquieries, as well as cultural theories to stimulate alternative, innovative, and radical analyses that interrogate and disrupt official discourses and preoccupations about national culture. They also reveal the diverse and creative voices in Cameroon film, deepening our understanding of the language and social discourse of a vibrant national cinema.

Making Meaning in Indian Cinema

Dubbed into Telugu as Premikudu and into Hindi as Humse Hai Muqabla . 2 . As
Christian Metz [ “ The Impersonal Enunciation , or the Site of the Film ' , New
Literary History , 22 ( 1991 ) ] argues : ' Enunciation is the semiological act by
which ...

Author: Ravi Vasudevan

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 317

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Contributed seminar papers.

Defining Cinema

Branigan , Edward R . Point of View in the Cinema . New York : Mouton , 1984 . ...
Mystifying Movies : Fads and Fallacies in Contemporary Film Theory . New York :
Columbia ... The Impersonal Enunciation , or the Site of Film . " Trans . Béatrice ...

Author: Peter Lehman

Publisher:

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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This text focuses on the theoretical foundations of film studies as a discipline. It combines reprints of essays by major film theorists with contemporary analyses of their work. They offer accounts of what cinema is, how people watch and respond to films, and what constitutes good film-making.

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Carroll , Noël ( 1988 ) : Mystifying Movies : Fads and Fallacies in Contemporary
Film Theory , New York : Columbia ... Metz , Christian ( 1991 ) : " The Impersonal
Enunciation , or the Site of Film ( In the margin of recent works on enunciation in ...

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Probl mes des genres litt raires

Of course , they restrict to the range of so - called reflexive or self - conscious
films , but I mean here rather " stronger " version of reflexivity , straightforwardly
making film ' s ... 20 Ch . Metz , The Impersonal Enunciation or the Site of Film .

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Mais au - delà de tout contexte particulier , il apparaît que , tel que le laissait
entendre Metz dans Langage et cinéma ( 1977 ) ... Impersonal Enunciation , or
the Site of Film “ ) , François Jost ( “ The Authorized Narrative " et " The
Polyphonic Film ...

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English and Nordic Modernisms

Fiction and Film ( Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 1990 ) , p . 133 . For further
discussion see my Narrative in Fiction and Film , pp . 27 - 31 . 19 . Christian Metz
, ' The Impersonal Enunciation , or the Site of the Film ' , New Literary History , vol
 ...

Author: Bjørn J. Tysdahl

Publisher:

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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This collection of essays by distinguished scholars from six countries traces the criss-crossing of influence between the English-speaking and Nordic world during the Modernist period. It demonstrates how authors like Ibsen and Hamsun contribute to t

Logic of Sentiment

Psychoanalysis and the Cinema . Trans . Celia Briton . Annwyl Williams , Ben
Brewster . and Alfred Guzzeli . Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 1982 .
The Impersonal Enunciation , or the Site of Film ( In the marign of recent works on
 ...

Author: Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto

Publisher:

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Category: Motion pictures

Page: 442

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Modern French Visual Theory

sion de réalité ' is intensified in the cinema thanks to the ' injection “ dans l'
irréalité de l'image de la réalité du mouvement " et du son ... Impersonal speech It
is in the area of impersonal speech that Metz's research on enunciation in the
cinema appears , even if it is true to ... of the journal Vertigo ( 1988 ) using the
same title as that of his final work , L'Énonciation impersonnelle ou le site du film (
1991 ) .

Author: Nigel Saint

Publisher:

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 330

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Offers approachable, clear and original accounts of French thinkers who specialise in visual theory, with connections explained and explicated between chapters; looks at those thinkers who have been neglected in the Anglo-American world thereby expanding and diversifying the perception that readers have