L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year in Marienbad)

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1838716769
Pages : 72 pages
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Download or read book L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year in Marienbad) written by Jean-Louis Leutrat and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A quintessential work of 1960s European art cinema, L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year in Marienbad, 1961) was a collaboration between director Alain Resnais and 'New Novel' enfant terrible Alain Robbe-Grillet. Three people, known only by their initials, move through the sprawling luxury of a mysterious hotel and its ornamental gardens. Perhaps M is A's husband and X her lover. Perhaps, 'last year', A promised X she would leave with him. Or is there something more terrible in the past? An abstract thriller, a love story, a philosophical puzzle, 'the film's deviations are', for Jean-Louis Leutrat, 'as complex as those of the human heart'.

L'annee Derniere a Marienbad

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Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book L'annee Derniere a Marienbad written by Alain Robbe-Grillet and published by . This book was released on 1961 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Films of Alain Robbe-Grillet

Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
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ISBN : 9027280754
Pages : 216 pages
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Download or read book The Films of Alain Robbe-Grillet written by Roy Armes and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 1981-01-01 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alain Robbe-Grillet (1922 –2008) was a French writer and filmmaker. His first involvement with the cinema was in the early 1960’s; scripting one of the most controversial films of the decade, L’Année dernière à Marienbad , directed by Alain Resnais. In this study the focus lies on the cinema of Robbe-Grillet . Each chapters deals with a specific film and a specific aspect of his work.

L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year in Marienbad)

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 1838716750
Pages : 72 pages
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Download or read book L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year in Marienbad) written by Jean-Louis Leutrat and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-07-25 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A quintessential work of 1960s European art cinema, L'Année dernière à Marienbad (Last Year in Marienbad, 1961) was a collaboration between director Alain Resnais and 'New Novel' enfant terrible Alain Robbe-Grillet. Three people, known only by their initials, move through the sprawling luxury of a mysterious hotel and its ornamental gardens. Perhaps M is A's husband and X her lover. Perhaps, 'last year', A promised X she would leave with him. Or is there something more terrible in the past? An abstract thriller, a love story, a philosophical puzzle, 'the film's deviations are', for Jean-Louis Leutrat, 'as complex as those of the human heart'.

The Cinema of France

Publisher : Wallflower Press
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ISBN : 9781904764465
Pages : 314 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (764 users)

Download or read book The Cinema of France written by Phil Powrie and published by Wallflower Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An in-depth look at some of the best and most influential French films of all time, The Cinema of France contains 24 essays, each on an individual film. The book features works from the silent period and poetic realism, through the stylistic developments of the New Wave, and up to more contemporary challenging films, from directors such as Abel Gance, Jean Renoir, Marcel Carné, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda and Luc Besson. Set in chronological order, The Cinema of France provides an illuminating history of this essential national cinema and includes in-depth studies of films such as Un Chien Andalou (1929), Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (1953), Le Samouraï (1967), Shoah (1985), Jean de Florette (1986), Les Visiteurs (1993) and La Haine (1995).

New Novel, New Wave, New Politics

Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN : 9780803273092
Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book New Novel, New Wave, New Politics written by Lynn A. Higgins and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 1998-03-01 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Until now, writings on the celebrated movements in literature and film that emerged in France in the mid-1950s - the New Novel and New Wave - have concentrated on their formal innovations, not on their engagement with history or politics. New Novel, New Wave, New Politics overturns this traditional approach. Lynn A. Higgins argues that the New Novelists (e.g., Alain Robbe-Grillet, Claude Simon, Marguerite Duras) and New Wave filmmakers (e.g., Claude Chabrol, Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais) "engage in a kind of historiography.... They enact the conflicts, the double binds of postwar history and representation." Higgins claims that what art historian Serge Guilbaut has said of American Abstract Expressionism is equally true of the New Novel and New Wavethat its aesthetic innovations "provided a way for avant-garde artists to preserve their sense of social 'commitment'... while eschewing the art of propaganda and illustration. It was in a sense a political apoliticism." Higgins shows how the New Novel and New Wave are related developments. "While their individual styles and themes remain distinctive, " she writes, "they share an ecriture that can be described as alternately, or interconnectedly, filmic and novelistic." New Wave filmmakers borrowed novelistic devices and made frequent literary allusions, while the "vision of the novelists is distinctly cinematic." A lively account that takes us to the crossroads where culture and politics meet, New Novel, New Wave, New Politics dramatically revises our view of a whole generation of important, influential artists.

Alain Resnais (French Film Directors)

Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN : 9780719064067
Pages : 236 pages
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Download or read book Alain Resnais (French Film Directors) written by Emma Wilson and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2006-09-19 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Tracing the evolving patterns of Alain Resnais's filmmaking, and its changing reflections on mortality, guilt, chance and human doubt, this work provides an introduction to the French film director's work, from his earliest documentaries to his musical films.

Action and Image

Publisher : Manchester University Press
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ISBN : 9780719035555
Pages : 212 pages
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Download or read book Action and Image written by Roy Armes and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The concern of film theorists to read films as texts has led them to neglect the equally pressing need to see films as drama. Roy Armes sets out to redress the balance by drawing on the insights offered by recent developments in the theoretical study of drama and performance.

Memory and Intermediality in Artists’ Moving Image

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030473961
Pages : 258 pages
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Download or read book Memory and Intermediality in Artists’ Moving Image written by Sarah Durcan and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book addresses the preoccupation with memory in contemporary artists' moving image installations. It situates artists' moving image in relation to the transformations of digitalization as hybrid intermedial combinations of analogue film, video and digital video emerge from mid 1990s onwards. While film has always been closely associated with the process of memory, this book investigates new models of memory in artists' remediation of film with video and other intermedial aesthetics. Beginning with a chapter on the theorization of memory and the moving image and the diverse genealogies of artists' film and video, the following chapters identify five different mnemonic modes in artists' moving image: critical nostalgia, database narrative, the 'echo-chamber', documentary fiction and mediatized memories. Stan Douglas, Steve McQueen, Runa Islam, Mark Leckey and Elizabeth Price are of a generation that has lived through the transition from analogue to digital. Their emphasis on the nuances of intermediality indicates the extent to which we remember through media

The Cinematic Novel and Postmodern Pop Fiction

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ISBN : 9027261814
Pages : 325 pages
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Download or read book The Cinematic Novel and Postmodern Pop Fiction written by Décio Torres Cruz and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2019-12-05 with total page 325 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Décio Torres Cruz approaches connections between literature and cinema partly through issues of gender and identity, and partly through issues of reality and representation. In doing so, he looks at the various ways in which people have thought of the so-called cinematic novel, tracing the development of that genre concept not only in the French ciné-roman and film scenarios but also in novels from the United States, England, France, and Latin America. The main tendency he identifies is the blending of the cinematic novel with pop literature, through allusions to Pop Art and other postmodern cultural trends. His prime exhibits are a number of novels by the Argentinian writer Manuel Puig: Betrayed by Rita Hayworth; Heartbreak Tango; The Buenos Aires Affair; Kiss of the Spider Woman; and Pubis angelical. Bringing in suggestive sociocultural and psychoanalytical considerations, Cruz shows how, in Puig’s hands, the cinematic novel resulted in a pop collage of different texts, films, discourses, and narrative devices which fused reality and imagination into dream and desire.

An Introduction to World Cinema, 2d ed.

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 9780786451241
Pages : 378 pages
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Download or read book An Introduction to World Cinema, 2d ed. written by Aristides Gazetas and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-04-28 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Motion pictures are more than just entertainment. In film studies courses in colleges and universities worldwide, students and professors explore the social, political, technological and historical implications of cinema. This textbook provides two things: the history of film as an art form and an analysis of its impact on society and politics. Chapters are arranged chronologically, covering the major developments in film, like the advent of talkies or the French New Wave. Each era is examined in the context of several exemplary films commonly viewed in film studies courses. Thus students can watch Birth of a Nation and Intolerance while studying the innovations made by D.W. Griffith from 1910 to 1919. The scope is global, embracing the cinematic traditions of Asia, Latin America and Africa, as well as the ever important American and European output. Thoughtful articles from film scholars are included. The flexible structure of the text allows a variety of options for classroom use or personal study. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Undiscover'd Country

Publisher : Camden House
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ISBN : 1571134654
Pages : 406 pages
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Download or read book The Undiscover'd Country written by Markus Zisselsberger and published by Camden House. This book was released on 2010 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: W.G. Sebald (1944-2001) is the most prominent and perhaps the most enigmatic German-language writer of recent decades. His books have had a more profound impact outside the German-speaking world than those of any other. His innovative approach to writing brings to the fore concerns that are central to contemporary culture: the relationship between memory, history, and trauma; the experience of exile and our relation to place; and the role of literature (and photography) in the remembrance of the past. This collection of essays places travel at the center of Sebald's poetics and shows how his appropriation of travel in its myriad historical and cultural forms -- tourism, the pilgrimage, the walking vacation, travel as escape -- works to craft intertextual narratives in which the pursuit of individual life stories is mapped onto a wider European cultural history of loss and destruction. Following these cues, the contributors wander the various modalities of travel in Sebald's writing in order to discover how walking, flying, sojourning, and other kinds of peregrination inform the relationship between writing, reading, memory, and place in Sebald's work. At the same time, the essays uncover in innovative ways the affinities between Sebald and literary travelers like Bruce Chatwin, Franz Kafka, Adalbert Stifter, Christoph Ransmayr, and Joseph Conrad. Contributors: Christian Moser, J. J. Long, Carolin Duttlinger, Martin Klebes, Alan Itkin, James Martin, Brad Prager, Neil Christian Pages, Margaret Bruzelius, Barbara Hui, Dora Osborne, Peter Arnds. Markus Zisselsberger is Assistant Professor of German at the University of Miami, Florida.

Masterpieces of Modernist Cinema

Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 0253347718
Pages : 353 pages
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Download or read book Masterpieces of Modernist Cinema written by Ted Perry and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Noted film scholars analyze some of the most challenging films of the 20th century

Overtones and Undertones

Publisher : Univ of California Press
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ISBN : 9780520083202
Pages : 412 pages
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Download or read book Overtones and Undertones written by Royal S. Brown and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Film music, how it is used and how it is created.

The Great Silence

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0192552864
Pages : 416 pages
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Download or read book The Great Silence written by Milan M. Ćirković and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-04-26 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Silence explores the multifaceted problem named after the great Italian physicist Enrico Fermi and his legendary 1950 lunchtime question "Where is everybody?" In many respects, Fermi's paradox is the richest and the most challenging problem for the entire field of astrobiology and the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) studies. This book shows how Fermi's paradox is intricately connected with many fields of learning, technology, arts, and even everyday life. It aims to establish the strongest possible version of the problem, to dispel many related confusions, obfuscations, and prejudices, as well as to offer a novel point of entry to the many solutions proposed in existing literature. Ćirković argues that any evolutionary worldview cannot avoid resolving the Great Silence problem in one guise or another.

The Real Gaze

Publisher : State University of New York Press
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ISBN : 0791480364
Pages : 268 pages
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Download or read book The Real Gaze written by Todd McGowan and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the gaze in Lacanian film theory.