The Poetics of Slumberland: Animated Spirits and the Animating Spirit by Scott Bukatman

The Poetics of Slumberland: Animated Spirits and the Animating Spirit

byScott Bukatman

Kobo ebook | March 26, 2012

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In The Poetics of Slumberland, Scott Bukatman celebrates play, plasmatic possibility, and the life of images in cartoons, comics, and cinema. Bukatman begins with Winsor McCay’s Little Nemo in Slumberland to explore how and why the emerging media of comics and cartoons brilliantly captured a playful, rebellious energy characterized by hyperbolic emotion, physicality, and imagination. The book broadens to consider similar "animated" behaviors in seemingly disparate media—films about Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Vincent van Gogh; the musical My Fair Lady and the story of Frankenstein; the slapstick comedies of Jerry Lewis; and contemporary comic superheroes—drawing them all together as the purveyors of embodied utopias of disorder.
Title:The Poetics of Slumberland: Animated Spirits and the Animating SpiritFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 26, 2012Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0520951506

ISBN - 13:9780520951501

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