The history of cinema is characterized by the fight for cultural legitimacy. Specifically, in the 20thcentury, cinema played a key role for the expansion of the aesthetic field in debates on contemporarytimes and even influenced the philosophy of art. Aesthetic categories are taken from other and moretraditionalartisticforms(suchasrepresentativearts,literatureandtheatre). Thepurposeistoexpandthefieldofculturallegitimacyofcinemaalsotothosefieldswhichwereconsideredtooinvolvedintheindustrial needs. This is the reason why contemporary cinephilia have sometimes extended the broaddefinitionof“beautiful”alsotomoremarginalareasaswellastothemostunpredictableplaces(frompornography to horror), thus identifying forms of art everywhere. So, what is cinephilia and how didit revolutionize the aesthetic criteria of cinema?

Cinephilia and the Aestheticization of Film. Cultural Legitimacy Before and After

ROY MENARINI
2020

Abstract

The history of cinema is characterized by the fight for cultural legitimacy. Specifically, in the 20thcentury, cinema played a key role for the expansion of the aesthetic field in debates on contemporarytimes and even influenced the philosophy of art. Aesthetic categories are taken from other and moretraditionalartisticforms(suchasrepresentativearts,literatureandtheatre). Thepurposeistoexpandthefieldofculturallegitimacyofcinemaalsotothosefieldswhichwereconsideredtooinvolvedintheindustrial needs. This is the reason why contemporary cinephilia have sometimes extended the broaddefinitionof“beautiful”alsotomoremarginalareasaswellastothemostunpredictableplaces(frompornography to horror), thus identifying forms of art everywhere. So, what is cinephilia and how didit revolutionize the aesthetic criteria of cinema?
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