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

ecology without nature and the eco-cosmopolitan

Cultural philosopher Slavoj Zizek: speaking on rubbish and ecology - 'This is where we should start feeling at 'home' Zizek's popular excerpt from Examined Life (150 000 youtube views) from the 2008 documentary on contemporary philosophy directed by Astra Taylor . At the end of this month I will be in the very fortunate position…Read more ecology without nature and the eco-cosmopolitan

New book: Ecocinema Theory and Practice

Above: Two instances of wind from Tarkovsky's "Zerkalo" (Mirror), spliced together * New book due Aug 2012: Ecocinema Theory and Practice   'Most academic film studies professionals don't take nature film seriously, either historically or theoretically. Indeed, there are few better indications of the educationally counterproductive gap between the humanities and the sciences', Scott Macdonald,…Read more New book: Ecocinema Theory and Practice

Framing the World -two timely new books on ecocriticism and film.

5 Dec 2010: ' Twelve essays  in four parts, focusing on ecocinema as activist cinema; the representation of environmental justice issues in Hollywood; independent and foreign films, the representation of animals, ecosystems, natural and human-made landscapes and readings of two mainstream eco-auteurs, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Peter Greenaway', Framing the World; explorations in ecocriticism and film,…Read more Framing the World -two timely new books on ecocriticism and film.

The Head of a Pin – experimental films by Su Frederich 2004 and A. Sokurov

'So what exactly is this "nature" that’s so lovely and such a respite if it's filled with death and dismemberment? And what changes when we try to learn about it instead of just treating it as a pretty backdrop to our daily work and worries?' Su Frederich, experimental filmmaker USA / 2004 / 21 min…Read more The Head of a Pin – experimental films by Su Frederich 2004 and A. Sokurov

Framing the World – two timely new books on ecocriticism and film

5 Dec 2010: Short Ecocinema book review - Twelve essays  in four parts, focusing on ecocinema as activist cinema; the representation of environmental justice issues in Hollywood; independent and foreign films, the representation of animals, ecosystems, natural and human-made landscapes and readings of two mainstream eco-auteurs, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and Peter Greenaway, Framing the World; explorations…Read more Framing the World – two timely new books on ecocriticism and film