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Aguirre The Wrath Of God

Author : Eric Ames
ISBN : 9781844577552
Genre : Performing Arts
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes) is and perhaps always will be Werner Herzog's most important film. Appearing in 1972, Aguirre put Herzog on the map of world cinema. But the film's importance also derives from the young German director's tense, behind-the-scenes relationship with actor Klaus Kinski. Did Herzog really direct him at gunpoint? Did they plot each other's murder? The legends begin here ... In this groundbreaking book, Eric Ames reconstructs the film as an experiment in visualising the past from the viewpoint of the present. Aguirre is not a history film in the narrow sense, but it does engage a specific episode in the conquest of the New World, and it explores that history in terms of vision. Interweaving close analysis with extensive archival research, Ames explores Aguirre as a seminal film about the madness and hopelessness of Western striving. In addition, as an appendix, he offers for the first time a complete translation of an infamous, secretly recorded argument between Herzog and Kinski on the set.

Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown

Author : Peter William Evans
ISBN : UOM:39015042476773
Genre : Performing Arts
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This text analyzes the director Pedro Almodovar's insights into gender, sexuality and subjectivity in his film "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown". It draws on a range of psychoanalytic and critical concepts, and sees the film as an account of the often tyrannical spell of sexual desire.

Belle De Jour

Author : Michael Wood
ISBN : 0851708234
Genre : Performing Arts
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Severine (Catherine Deneuve) is a listless haute bourgeouise wife with a secret afternoon life of prostitution. Her life twists repression and guilt together with uninhibited behaviour, strangled libido with its liberated counterpart. Luis Bunuel was catapulted into cinematic history by his groundbreaking Dali collaboration, Un Chien Andalou, in 1929, but it is Belle de Jour (1967) which inaugurates the extraordinary late phase of his work. It is a film shimmering with reflections on truth, fiction and fantasy, in addition to caustic social insight, as it tells the story of a woman clearing her mind, perhaps, of its ghosts.

La Dolce Vita

Author : Richard Dyer
ISBN : 1844573923
Genre : Performing Arts
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La dolce vita has been a phenomenon since before it was made, a scandal in the making and on release and a reference point ever since. Much of what made it notorious was its incorporation of real people, events and lifestyles, making it a documentation of its time. It uses performance, camera movement, editing and music to produce a striking aesthetic mix of energy and listlessness, of exuberance and despair. This study will consider each of these aspects of the film – phenomenon, document, aesthetic – and argue that they are connected

Buffy The Vampire Slayer

Author : Anne Billson
ISBN : 9781844570898
Genre : Performing Arts
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An exciting new series of great writing on television from the BFI. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is sure to be a hit.

Hiroshima Mon Amour

Author : Marguerite Duras
ISBN : 9780802190611
Genre : Performing Arts
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One of the most influential works in the history of cinema, Alain Renais's Hiroshima Mon Amour gathered international acclaim upon its release in 1959 and was awarded the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film festival and the New York Film Critics' Award. Ostensibly the story of a love affair between a Japanese architect and a French actress visiting Japan to make a film on peace, Hiroshima Mon Amour is a stunning exploration of the influence of war on both Japanese and French culture and the conflict between love and inhumanity.

Groundhog Day

Author : Ryan Gilbey
ISBN : UOM:39015061091107
Genre : Performing Arts
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Highly engaging study of this much-loved black comedy

Herzog On Herzog

Author : Werner Herzog
ISBN : 0571207081
Genre : Performing Arts
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A collection of interviews with the respected European filmmaker discusses such topics as his first international success with Aguirre, The Wrath of God, his cast hypnosis during the making of Heart of Glass, and his more recent documentary films.

Bible And Cinema Fifty Key Films

Author : Adele Reinhartz
ISBN : 9780415677202
Genre : Religion
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Movies which have drawn inspiration from the Bible, either directly or indirectly, have been extremely popular since the earliest days of cinema. Bible and Cinema: Fifty Key Films introduces a wide range of those movies, which are among the most important, critically-acclaimed and highest-grossing films of all time, including: The King of Kings Ben-Hur The Passion of the Christ Frankenstein Close Encounters of the Third Kind 2001: A Space Odyssey Apocalypse Now Monty Python's Life of Brian. Written by a team of international scholars, the fifty entries discuss the Biblical stories, characters or motifs depicted in each film making this book the ideal guide for anyone interested in the long-standing relationship between the Bible and film.

Head On Gegen Die Wand

Author : Daniela Berghahn
ISBN : 1844576728
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The award-winning love story Head-On (2004) has been embroiled in Turkish-German identity politics since its release. Opening up fresh lines of enquiry, Daniela Berghahn's detailed and entertaining account of the film's production history and reception instead situates the film in the rich context of global art cinema and transnational melodrama.

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