Encountering Genre History on the Field of Dreams – The Sports Film and the Deep Temporality of the Poiesis of Film-Viewing

Danny Gronmaier


Originating from an understanding of film genre as a system of ever newly interpenetrating modalities of expression and experience, this study analyzes the baseball film FIELD OF DREAMS (P.A. Robinson, 1989). What is mapped out by staying close to the sounds heard and the images seen is an audiovisual poetics of referencing, by means of which the film interweaves a variety of such modalities of Hollywood cinema. In this way the article touches upon questions of filmic nostalgia and agency, of film as a medium of historical experience, as well as of the historicity of film viewing itself.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/mae.2019.81


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ISSN 2567-9309

mediaesthetics – Journal of Poetics of Audiovisual Images

Cinepoetics – Center for Advanced Film Studies