McQuillan, Martin (2004) Film. The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 12(1), pp. 98-104. ISSN (print) 1077-4254

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This article is an account of two films which had their premiers in 2002: Derrida: The Movie (directed by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman) and A Constructive Madness (directed by Jeffrey Kipnis). Both films pose interesting questions concerning what it might mean to represent the very thing which has made representation itself such a problem, while providing examples of what a theorized film practice might look like. They also present us with the question of documentation as they both attempt to participate in the ongoing rehabilitation of the documentary as a filmic genre. This chapter will offer an account of each film while attempting to negotiate an understanding of the issues raised above as it moves between the two works.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Philosophy
Communication, cultural and media studies
English language and literature
Drama, dance and performing arts
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017)
Depositing User: Katrina Clifford
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 09:10
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2010 09:10

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