The cinematic footprint [electronic resource] : lights, camera, natural resources / Nadia Bozak.
- New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2012.
1 online resource (257 p.)
- Motion picture industry -- Environmental aspects.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- Environmental aspects.
- Electronic books.
- Film is often used to represent the natural landscape and, increasingly, to communicate environmentalist messages. Yet behind even today’s “green” movies are ecologically unsustainable production, distribution, and consumption processes. Noting how seemingly immaterial moving images are supported by highly durable resource-dependent infrastructures, The Cinematic Footprint traces the history of how the “hydrocarbon imagination” has been central to the development of film as a medium. Nadia Bozak’s innovative fusion of film studies and environmental studies makes provocative connections between the disappearance of material resources and the emergence of digital media—with examples ranging from early cinema to Dziga Vertov’s prescient eye, from Chris Marker’s analog experiments to the digital work of Agnès Varda, James Benning, and Zacharias Kunuk. Combining an analysis of cinema technology with a sensitive consideration of film aesthetics, The Cinematic Footprint offers a new perspective on moving images and the natural resources that sustain them.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.36019/9780813551968 doi
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