Nicholas Baer, Michael Cowan, Anton Kaes

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The rise of digital media has provoked no shortage of debates about what cinema has been and will become. To some observers, film seems to be a thing of the past, an artifact of twentieth-century visual culture, a relic of the Fordist era with its industrial rhythms and distinct division of labor and leisure. Others point to cinema’s unanticipated afterlives in film festivals and retrospectives, compilation films and museum installations, online archives and virtual cinephilic communities. From the latter perspective, cinema is not so much disappearing as morphing into exciting new forms and hybrids, whose uncharted trajectories bear an uncanny...

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Promise of Cinema
Subtitle of host publicationGerman Film Theory, 1907–1933
EditorsAnton Kaes, Nicholas Baer, Michael J. Cowan
Place of PublicationOakland
PublisherUniversity of California Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-520-96243-9
ISBN (Print)9780520219076, 9780520219083
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameWeimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism
PublisherUniversity of California Press

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