Bigger Than Life

The Close-Up and Scale in the Cinema

Bigger Than Life

Book Pages: 392 Illustrations: 127 illustrations, including 4 in color Published: November 2021

Author: Mary Ann Doane


“Matching her earlier masterful treatment of cinematic time, Mary Ann Doane here offers a brilliant probing of cinematic space. She explores cinema's dynamic use of scale, from the magnification of the face in close-up to new screen technologies ranging from the I-phone to IMAX. Drawing on a range of film styles and practices including early cinema, avant-garde experiments, and Shanghai cinema of the 1930's, Doane reveals how cinema has shaped a modern abstract and even dematerialized world.” — Tom Gunning, Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago


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Paper ISBN: 978-1-4780-1448-5 / Cloth ISBN: 978-1-4780-1356-3