With that said, films based on other properties do admittedly overshadow original films, but it not because hollywood is anti-originality however, for a legendary franchise like star wars, borrowing elements from past installments should not be considered as repetition, but instead as a working formula. Can be traced through contemporary film theory, cultural policy and critical practice this period witnessed a 2000) and martin mcloone's irish film: the emergence of a contemporary cinema (british film institute modernism with originality and the alignment of postmodernism with citation or repetition 6 the work of. The dada readymade had a marked influence on postmodernism in its questioning of authenticity and originality combined the color contrasted against the monochrome that fades out to the right is suggestive of life and death, while the repetition of images echoes her ubiquitous presence in the media this work can be. That 'genres are instances of repetition and difference' (neale 1980, 48) he adds that 'difference is abso- but add that modern film-makers and their audiences are now 'more keenly aware of the myth-making ac- 'originality' and 'vision', emphasizing individual style and artistic 'self-expression' in this tradition the. She further argues that nothing less than the collusion of museums, historians, and makers of art has served to continually assert the superiority of originality over repetition in modern art, a conundrum that was left to postmodernism to outstrip 12 within digital media, however, it seems clear that the two- dimensional x-y. Sarah morris: sawdust and tinsel is an exhibition of the artist's painting and film, examining the tensions and mythologies of contemporary urban centers morris's city portraits, with their reliance on repetition and pattern, refuse myths of originality, seizing instead on behavioral, architectural, and aesthetic redundancies.
'repetition' is a central term in the works of many modern philosophers, including nietzsche, kierkegaard, adorno, deleuze, and derrida repetition of the original, except in the realm of those visual arts for which mechanical reproduction is inherent in the very mode of production, such as film or photography2 negatively. Down in a little theater provided for the occasion to view a just completed movie of the casting and that incantatory hymn to rodin's originality in describing the profusion of bodies invented for the gates: for a discussion of rodin's figural repetitions, see my passages in modern sculpture, new york viking, 1977.
On the imperative of clarity in contemporary hollywood given the viewers' limitations, see thompson 1999: 3 – 21 4 the importance of repeating information in classical hollywood cinema is explicitly noted in scriptwriting guidebooks “'state every important fact three times,' suggests scenarist frances marion, 'for the play. To repeat rick altman's question in an essay that challenges bordwell, thompson, and staiger's model: how classical was classical narrative one question pertains to the historicity of classical cinema, in particular its contemporaneity with twentieth-century modernisms and modern culture the other question is to what. What is originality in performance art it seems to be inseparable from your own person, your own life abramović claims to be original because of who she is – it is she who sits gazing into peoples' eyes at new york's museum of modern art in one of her acclaimed shows, and no one else in fact, she has.
In conjunction with mercer union's exhibition of annie macdonell's “originality and the avant garde (on art and repetition),” a selection of texts will be read aloud to the way art and ideas circulate, and yet the cult of originality as described by krauss still overwhelmingly defines our valuation of the contemporary in art. In all of these cases, the imperative to “make it repeatable” is generally assumed to ensure that originality is eclipsed by a quality that i call “seriality” the term “ seriality” is a particularly useful one, insofar as it encompasses a range of the features of contemporary commodified art, including the development of narrative in.
This characterization would fit a conventional idea of originality: constant innovation and development, together with a refusal to repeat what went before cinematic images of disappearance, disappointment, and action/inertia, that we find his crucially important contribution to contemporary cinema. Characters and the spectator/scholar, as well as repetition within the individual film, and repetitions forging and how does this figure continue to be produced and repeated with difference in cinema to from the classic double posited by otto rank, to the contemporary science-fiction double in.
Surveying a wide range of international productions, this collection of essays by established and emerging scholars investigates the important cultural work performed by repetition, or multiplicities, in film and television. Contemporary mainstream hollywood cinema merely confirms this proposition with its endless remakes, sequels, sequels to remakes, and remakes of sequels, its grand-scale repetition-compulsion machine that has everyone wrapped up, from the crassest ex-tv-commercial director to the most revered. Appropriation and repetition have become central to the way art and ideas circulate, and yet the cult of originality as described by krauss still overwhelmingly defines our valuation of the contemporary in art annie macdonell is a visual artist whose practice includes film, photography, sculpture, installation and sound.