The Scene of Violence: Cinema, Crime, Affect by Alison YoungThe Scene of Violence: Cinema, Crime, Affect by Alison Young

The Scene of Violence: Cinema, Crime, Affect

byAlison YoungEditorAlison Young

Hardcover | December 14, 2009

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In the contemporary fascination with images of crime, violence gets under our skin and keeps us enthralled.The Scene of Violenceexplores the spectator's encounter with the cinematic scene of violence ' rape and revenge, homicide and serial killing, torture and terrorism. Providing a detailed reading of both classical and contemporary films ' for example,Kill Bill, Blue Velvet, Reservoir Dogs, The Matrix, Psycho, The Accused, Elephant, Seven, Thelma & Louise, United 93, Zodiac,andNo Country for Old Men' Alison Young returns the affective processes of the cinematic image to the study of law, crime and violence. Engaging with legal theory, cultural criminology and film studies, the book unfolds both our attachment to the authority of law and our identification with the illicit. Its original contribution is to bring together the cultural fascination of crime with a nuanced account of what it means to watch cinema.The Scene of Violenceshows how the spectator is bound by the laws of film to the judgment of the crime-image.

Title:The Scene of Violence: Cinema, Crime, AffectFormat:HardcoverDimensions:200 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.6 inPublished:December 14, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415490715

ISBN - 13:9780415490719

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Table of Contents

1. The Crime-Image  2. Judging the Affect of Screen Violence  3. "Don't You Fucking Look At Me": Sexual Injury, Vision and Cinematic Revenge  4. The Serial Killer's Accomplice  5. The Cinema of Disaster: Screening 9/11  6. No End to Violence?

Editorial Reviews

'Alison Young may be the best law and film scholar in the world. Her insight and eminence in the field are amply on display in The Scene of Violence. Here Young draws our attention to what she calls "the spectatorial relation engendered by film." No one who watches a film will ever watch it the same way after reading this book. No one who has ever thought about the relationship of law, violence and film will ever think about them the same way after reading this book. The Scene of Violence will be an instant classic.' ¿ Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College