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WATCH: Of Love and Longing - Allain Daigle

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Allain Daigle is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research interests include film history and cinema technologies, especially in relationship to time and memory. Here he presents us with Of Love and Longing (first published in Transition, Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, 2018).

Alongside the essay comes this this statement:

Through grasping, clutching, and refusals to let go, four contemporary melodramas (In the Mood for Love, A Single Man, Carol, Moonlight) use the sensation of touch to produce affective histories of longing and being long in time.

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Read more about this astute video essay here and enjoy the video below.

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