Archival Cinephilia in The Clock

  title={Archival Cinephilia in The Clock},
  author={Catherine Russell},
  journal={Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media},
  pages={243 - 258}
  • Catherine Russell
  • Published 1 October 2013
  • Art
  • Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media
This is how the accelerated tempo of technology appears in light of the primal history of the present. Awakening.-Walter Benjamin, The Arcades ProjectArt critic Rosalind Krauss called The Clock a "tour de force,'1 and novelist Zadie Smith wrote enthusiastically about it in the New York Review of Books.2 It is clearly an event, both a novelty event for the general public and an intellectual event; and yet film scholars don't seem so sure. Thom Andersen sums up the grumbling cynicism that I've… 
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