Memory in Global Film
In spite of the overwhelming interest in the study of memory and trauma, no single volume has yet explored the centrality of memory to films of this era in a global context; this volume is the first anthology devoted exclusively to the study of memory in twenty-first-century cinema. Combining individual readings and interdisciplinary methodologies, this book offers new analyses of memory and trauma in some of the most discussed and debated films of the new millennium: Pan's Labyrinth (2006), The Namesake (2006), Hidden (2005), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Oldboy (2003), City of God (2002), Irréversible (2002), Mulholland Drive (2001), Memento (2000), and In the Mood for Love (2000).
An engaging and insightful look at the construction and purpose of memory and nostalgia in contemporary or 'millennial' film...
A most welcome collection that addresses the role of memory in some of the most thought-provoking films in cinema today.
Peter C. Pugsley
AcknowledgementsNotes on ContributorsIntroduction. Millennial Cinema: Memory in Global Film, by Amresh Sinha and Terence McSweeneyVirtual and Prosthetic Memory1. Time, Memory and Movement in Gaspar Noé's Irreversible, by Paul Atkinson2. Reconstructing Memory: Visual Virtuality in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, by Steven Rawle3. Death Every Sunday Afternoon : The Virtual Memories of Hirokazu Kore-Eda's Afterlife, by Alanna Thain4. 'Prosthetic Memory' and Transnational Cinema: Globalised Identity and Narrative Recursivity in City of God, by Russell J. A. KilbournTraumatic and Allegorical Memory5. Impossible Memory: Traumatic Narratives in Memento and Mulholland Drive, by Belinda Morrissey6. Memories of a Catastrophe: Trauma and the Name in Mira Nair's The Namesake, by Amresh Sinha7. The Future at Odds with the Past : Journey through the Ruins of Memory in Alkinos Tsilimodos's Tom White, by Warwick Mules8. Filming the Past, Present and Future of an African Village: Ousmane Sembene's Moolaadé, by David MurphyHistorical and Cultural Memory9. 'The Unquiet Dead': Memories of the Spanish Civil War in Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, by Jonathan Ellis and Ana María Sánchez-Arce10. Rewind: The Will to Remember, the Will to Forget in Michael Haneke's Caché, by Jehanne-Marie Gavarini11. Memory, Nostalgia and the Feminine: In the Mood for Love and Those Qipaos, by Lynda Chapple12 Memory as Cultural Battleground in Park Chan-wook's Oldboy, by Terence McSweeneyIndex