Cathy Fitzgerald reviews ecocinema book Film and the American Moral Vision of Nature: : Theodore Roosevelt to Walt Disney (2011) by Ronald B. Tobias. This book discusses nature dioramas of the early 20th century and 'how such animal exhibits conveyed a suspended visual statement of the newly understood superior natural order of nature, a new moral vision that became a powerful analogy to the rising and powerful modern America'. And later the repercussions: 'Throughout American nature cinema, from early films of the American West, to Africa and the South Pacific, to Disney’s animations and TrueLife nature documentaries...reveals that much of American nature film is 'couched nature within a uniquely American moral code' and imperialistic perspectives'
ecologies of the moving image – new ecocinema book by adrian ivakhiv
'The Zone is the Zone of Cinema. The camera is in the Zone. We don’t see it; we are it' Adrian Ivakhiv, 2012 Due out next year is another new academic text adding to the small field of ecocriticism as it applies to thinking about cinema - the full title is listed as Ecologies of…Read more ecologies of the moving image – new ecocinema book by adrian ivakhiv
New book: Ecocinema Theory and Practice
Just published a couple of days ago: Edited by Stephen Rust, Salma Monani, Sean Cubitt Published August 25th 2012 by Routledge – 344 pages Series: AFI Film Readers Introduction: Cuts to Dissolves: Defining and Situation Ecocinema Studies Stephen Rust and Salma Monani | I. Ecocinema Theory 1. The Eco-Cinema Experience Scott McDonald 2. The Aesthetics…Read more New book: Ecocinema Theory and Practice