‘The Sprawl of Entropy’ – Cinema, waste, and obsolescence in the 1960s and 1970s
Author(s): Nardelli, Matilde
The following discussion broaches the relation between cinema and waste not so much by addressing examples of cinema about waste, but by presenting cinema itself as a kind of waste. Such an approach is in part prompted by current debates about the obsolescence of cinema, be this obsolescence considered in strictly material terms – i.e. the imminent end of the film-based technology from which the medium derived its traditional definition – or from the (differently material) perspective of cinema as a socio-cultural practice, a mode of producing, circulating, and consuming moving images largely for and in the cinema theatre.
Nardelli, Matilde: ‘The Sprawl of Entropy’ – Cinema, waste, and obsolescence in the 1960s and 1970s. In: NECSUS. European Journal of Media Studies, Jg. 2 (2013), Nr. 2, S. 431–446. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5117/NECSUS2013.2.NARD.
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