Disintegration in Frames: Aesthetics and Ideology in the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Cinema

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Stanford University Press, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 203 pages
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Disintegration in Frames examines the ways in which national identity and interethnic relations are approached, evaluated, and critically dissected in films by directors such as Du an Makavejev, Emir Kusturica, and Srdan Dragojevic; subcultural television and musical performances of the Bosnian pop-art movement New Primitivism; amateur video works made by the returning veterans of the Croatian war; political documentaries chronicling the psychological effects of state socialism; and more.

 

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Contents

The Black Wave and Marxist Revisionism
11
Yugoslavism Without Limit
57
Aesthetics of Nationalist Pleasure
85
Hatred Explained Hatred Legitimized
109
Of Ethnic Enemy as Acousmetre
135
Post Scriptum
159
Notes
165
Bibliography
185
Index
193
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Pavle Levi is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Stanford University.

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