Isabelle Mcneill

in Memory and the Moving Image

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780748638918
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671014 | DOI:

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Different forms of mnemonic experience may resemble different kinds of moving image text. The notion of a cinémoi, a ‘cine-me’, indicates a self refracted lens through cinema but also the presence of the not-me, the n'est moi. It has been argued that film is part of a cultural memory, a memory that exceeds the individual body. It is proposed that filmic remembering is a means by which the memories are constituted through and with those of other people. It is believed that the positing of a multidirectional flow between individuals, culture and collective memory, and the dynamic co-constitution of memory that this implies, is not only a theoretical premise worth bringing to the study of cultural objects. It implies a methodological recognition of the interrelation between individual, culture and society, between interiors and exteriors, between faces, communities, cities and museums, as well as between all these things and their filmic representation.

Keywords: moving image; film; cultural memory; filmic remembering; culture; faces; communities; cities; museums

Chapter.  2186 words. 

Subjects: Film

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