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Mapping Rohmer: a video essay

Misek, Richard (2012) Mapping Rohmer: a video essay. Video. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:38903)

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Abstract

‘Mapping Rohmer’ explores representations of urban space in the films of Eric Rohmer. Rohmer was the quintessential Parisian filmmaker: he lived in Paris, worked in Paris, and died in Paris. Between the late 1950s and mid-2000s, he shot over twenty short films, feature films, and documentaries on location in Paris. Situated in the space between mash-up, experimental film, and digital film criticism, ‘Mapping Rohmer’ journeys through Rohmer’s Paris using only footage from his films. It looks through Rohmer’s lens, and follows the various paths that he, his actors, and his camera together traced through the city.

As François Penz notes,[1] within his films, Rohmer maintained spatial continuity – shot by shot, his characters travel through contiguous locations; they stick to the map. By contrast, the lifelong path traced by Rohmer encompasses unconnected arrondissements at discontinuous times, stops and starts, loops and repeats. Its logic is more psychogeographic than topographic, and provides insight into the nature of Rohmer’s relationship with, and perception of, Paris. ‘Mapping Rohmer’ argues that individually and collectively, Rohmer’s films constitute a complex cinematic cartography, in which narrative, moving image, and urban form map onto each other. By creating new connections between Rohmer’s films, ‘Mapping Rohmer’ accents this complexity.

Item Type: Visual media
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Tina Thompson
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2014 09:59 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:09 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38903 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Misek, Richard: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5870-521X
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