T.W. Adorno: Cinema in Spite of Itself—But Cinema all the Same

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Nicole Brenez


This article discusses T.W. Adorno's criticisms of cinema, and how he saw it in terms of cultural commodification.

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Nicole Brenez, University of Paris-1

Nicole Brenez teaches cinema studies at the University of Paris-1 at

Panthéon-Sorbonne. Her books include Shadows (Nathan 1995), De la

figure en général et du corps en particulier (De Boeck 1998) and Abel

Ferrara (Illinois University Press 2007). She is the curator of

avant-garde film for the Cinémathèque française. Her essays appear

regularly in the journals Rouge, Trafic and Panic.