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Pour un chien jaune. Questions de figuration humaine au cinéma

Abstract : This article is dedicated to the study, in the history of cinema and through selected examples (De Sica, Hawks, DeMille, Kim Ki-Duk, Tarkovsky, Ozu), of the ways in which the filmic mightness can seize the joint representation of man and dog. Three categories will stand out in particular: 1 / the "anthropological" dog associated with human virtues or vices and symbolizing a distinctive moral state of mankind; 2 / the "anthropomorphological" dog qua a symptom of the human body as an animal and pathic body; 3 / the "anthropocephalic" dog, the man like a dog with a man's head, which culminates in the canine qualification of the camera. These categories, obviously permeable to each other, intend to draw a first aesthetic access to the symbiotic representation of the human species and the animal.
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Jean-Michel Durafour. Pour un chien jaune. Questions de figuration humaine au cinéma. Carnets: Revista Electrónica de Estudos Franceses, Association portugaise d’études françaises, 2020, Chiens et écritures (littéraires, filmiques, photographiques), 18, ⟨10.4000/carnets.10491⟩. ⟨hal-02464026v2⟩



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