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The Off-Screen: An Investigation of the Cinematic Frame

Eyal Peretz


The Off-Screen offers a comprehensive theory of film, a concise history of American cinema from Griffith to Tarantino, and a reflection on the place and significance of film within the general context of the arts of modernity. It does this by focusing on an element at the very heart not only of film but of modern art in general (meaning here the various artistic media of modernity as they have been developed from the Renaissance onward). This element is a new kind of frame, with which the modern work of art is fascinated, and around the investigation of which it organizes itself. Two main thin ... More

Keywords: off-screen, frame, modernity, Chaplin, Griffith, Tarantino, Hawks, Tarkovsky, Shakespeare, Bruegel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781503600720
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503600720.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eyal Peretz, author
Indiana University Bloomington