Friday Film Seminar: New Research by Carleton Film Studies Faculty, Part I – Malini Guha and Marc Furstenau

September 22, 2017 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Location:472 St. Patrick's Building
Cost:Free

Come learn about Malini Guha and Marc Furstenau’s latest research!

Malini Guha, “Cinematic Revival of ‘Low London’ in the Age of Speculative Urbanism”

This talk will explore the contradictions between two London-based revival projects, one that pertains to the actual city and the other, to a series of spy-actions films set in London.

Marc Furstenau, “The Aesthetics of Digital Montage”

While there have been several significant changes to editing technology over the course of film history, it is widely thought that the latest transformation to digital editing has been the most profound. In this summary of a book I am completing on the subject, I consider the formal and aesthetic consequences of the shift from editing as a relatively simple mechanical procedure to the complex, computer-mediated process that it is today. I argue that several long-standing assumptions about the value of film editing are challenged by the advent of what I describe as the aesthetics of digital montage.

Bagels, coffee, and tea will be served.