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Doubling, Distance and Identification in the Cinema


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Paul Coates
    Pages 1-34
  3. Paul Coates
    Pages 68-110
  4. Paul Coates
    Pages 139-179
  5. Paul Coates
    Pages 180-202
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 203-217

About this book


This book argues theoretically for, and exemplify through critical and historical analysis, the interrelatedness of discourses on scale, distance, identification and doubling in the cinema. It contains analyses of a wide variety of films, including Citizen Kane, The Double Life of Véronique, The Great Gatsby, Gilda, Vertigo and Wings of Desire.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of Western OntarioCanada

About the authors

Paul Coates is Professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Western Ontario, Canada. His books include The Story of the Lost Reflection (1985), The Gorgon's Gaze (1991), Lucid Dreams: the Cinema of Krzysztof Kie?lowski (ed.) (1999), Cinema, Religion and the Romantic Legacy (2003), The Red and the White: The Cinema of People's Poland (2005) and Cinema and Colour: The Saturated Image (2010). In 1997 he became only the second Film Studies academic to give a series of Gauss seminars at Princeton University. His Screening the Face was published in 2012 by Palgrave Macmillan.

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