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Memory and Imagination in Film

Scorsese, Lynch, Jarmusch, Van Sant


Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Patrizia Lombardo
      Pages 1-11
  3. The Wonder of Cinema: Scorsese

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Patrizia Lombardo
      Pages 15-60
    3. Patrizia Lombardo
      Pages 61-79
    4. Patrizia Lombardo
      Pages 80-93
  4. Intermezzo

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Patrizia Lombardo
      Pages 121-137
  5. Experimenting with Time and Space: Van Sant and Lynch

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Patrizia Lombardo
      Pages 141-154
    3. Patrizia Lombardo
      Pages 155-168
    4. Patrizia Lombardo
      Pages 169-181
    5. Patrizia Lombardo
      Pages 182-211
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 212-244

About this book


Inspired by Baudelaire's art criticism and contemporary theories of emotions, and developing a new aesthetic approach based on the idea that memory and imagination are strongly connected, Lombardo analyzes films by Scorsese, Lynch, Jarmusch and Van Sant as imaginative uses of the history of cinema as well as of other media.


Memory imagination cinephilia Baudelaire Scorsese Jarmusch Van Sant Lynch long takes realism hallucination painting history simulation spectators' participation cinema David Lynch film media

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of GenevaSwitzerland

About the authors

Patrizia Lombardo has taught at Princeton University and the University of Pittsburgh, USA. She now teaches French, comparative literature and film, and leads the project 'Affective Dynamics and Aesthetic Emotions', at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Her publications include The Three Paradoxes of Roland Barthes; Cities, Words and Images: From Poe to Scorsese; (with Rallo Ditche and Fontanille) Dictionnaire des passions littéraires; (with Saetre and Gullestad) Exploring Textual Action; and (with Saetre and Zanetta) Exploring Text and Emotion.

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