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THE ADVANCED RESEARCH TEAM ON HISTORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY OF MOVING IMAGE STUDY IS DEDICATED TO INVESTIGATING THE EVOLUTION AND THE VARIOUS FACETS OF FILM AND MOVING IMAGE STUDIES AS DISCIPLINARY PROJECTS WITHIN ACADEMIA AND BEYOND
Essays by members
Author(s):
Lefebvre, Martin, Chateau, Dominique

Christian Metz is remembered today as having almost single-handedly transformed the culture of film studies. This widely held view was summarized by one commentator, who wrote that “with Metz a new research paradigm is born, as well as a new generation of scholars.

Essays by members
Author(s):
Lefebvre, Martin
Forthcoming in: Technē/Technology. Researching Cinema and Media Technologies, Their Development, Use and Impact, (Annie van den OEver, Ed.) Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2013
 
French film theorist and critic, Christian Metz (1931-­‐1993) is well-­‐known for his “apparatus” theory, which he developed in the 1970s.
Essays by members
Author(s):
Cowan, Michael

Examining Walter Ruttmann’s early animated advertisements in relation both to his Opus films and to contemporary advertising psychology, this article argues that advertising, far from representing a marginal phenomenon or a compromise of artistic integrity, was central to Ruttmann’s professional identity as an avant-garde filmmaker.

Books publication
Author(s):
Lefebvre, Martin
Il n'est peut-être pas de meilleure facon de décrire l'ensemble de l'œuvre de Francois Truffaut que de la considérer comme une immense galerie des glaces.
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Author(s):
Furuhata, Yuriko
During the 1960s and early 1970s, Japanese avant-garde filmmakers intensely explored the shifting role of the image in political activism and media events. Known as the "season of politics," the era was filled with widely covered dramatic events from hijackings and hostage crises to student protests. This season of politics was, Yuriko Furuhata argues, the season of image politics.
Essays by members
Author(s):
Lefebvre, Martin

In the light of recent debates in film studies over the nature of film theory and the kinds of knowledge it produces, this paper examines some of the epistemological issues currently being raised by film scholars.

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Read the report on Impact International conference by Daniel Fairfax published in Cinema Journal.

Essays by members
Author(s):
Jullier, Laurent

Why is it that true interdisciplinary work, that which calls upon several paradigms to construct knowledge appropriate to a given situation, in the field of films studies can be counted, in France at least, on the fingers of one hand ?

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