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The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Domietta Torlasco


This book interrogates the relationship between time and vision as it emerges in five Italian films from the 1960s and 1970s: Antonioni's Blow-Up and The Passenger, Bertolucci's The Spider's Stratagem, Cavani's The Night Porter, and Pasolini's Oedipus Rex. The center around which these films revolve is the image of the crime scene—the spatial and temporal configuration in which a crime is committed, witnessed, and investigated. By pushing the detective story to its extreme limits, they articulate forms of time that defy any clear-cut distinction between past, present, and future—presenting an ... More

Keywords: Italian films, Antonioni, Blow-Up, Passenger, Bertolucci, Spider's Stratagem, Cavani, Night Porter, Pasolini, Oedipus Rex

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780804758024
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Domietta Torlasco, author

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