Philosophy in Stan Brakhage's Dog Star Man

World, Metaphor, Interpretation

Authors: Baracco, Alberto

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  • Engages with the relationship between film and philosophy
  • Focuses in detail on Stan Brahkage's "Dog Star Man" (1962)
  • Proposes an innovative approach to the interpretation of experimental cinema
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This book shows how a masterpiece of experimental cinema can be interpreted through hermeneutics of the film world. As an application of Ricœurian methodology to a non-narrative film, the book calls into question the fundamental concept of the film world. Firmly rooted within the context of experimental cinema, Stan Brakhage’s Dog Star Man was not created on the basis of a narrative structure and representation of characters, places and events, but on very different presuppositions. The techniques with which Brakhage worked on celluloid and used frames as canvases, as well as his choice to make the film without dialogue and sound, exhort the interpreter to directly question the philosophical language of moving images.

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Alberto Baracco conducts research on film, film philosophy and film ecocriticism at the University of Torino, Italy.

 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy in Stan Brakhage's Dog Star Man
Book Subtitle
World, Metaphor, Interpretation
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-12426-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-12426-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-12425-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 144
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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