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Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action (Hardback)

Ira Jaffe

Edité par Columbia University Press, United States, 2014
ISBN 10: 0231169787 / ISBN 13: 9780231169783
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Titre : Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action...

Éditeur : Columbia University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2014

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

Edition : New..

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Language: English . Brand New Book. In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility, Agnes Varda has noted. But to capture the reality of human experience, cinema must fasten on stillness and inaction as much as motion. Slow Movies investigates movies by acclaimed international directors who in the past three decades have challenged mainstream cinema s reliance on motion and action. More than other realist art cinema, slow movies by Lisandro Alonso, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Pedro Costa, Jia Zhang-ke, Abbas Kiarostami, Cristian Mungiu, Alexander Sokurov, Bela Tarr, Gus Van Sant and others radically adhere to space-times in which emotion is repressed along with motion; editing and dialogue yield to stasis and contemplation; action surrenders to emptiness if not death. N° de réf. du libraire AAH9780231169783

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Synopsis : "In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility," Agnes Varda has noted. But to capture the reality of human experience, cinema must fasten on stillness and inaction as much as motion. Slow Movies investigates movies by acclaimed international directors who in the past three decades have challenged mainstream cinema's reliance on motion and action. More than other realist art cinema, slow movies by Lisandro Alonso, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Pedro Costa, Jia Zhang-ke, Abbas Kiarostami, Cristian Mungiu, Alexander Sokurov, Bela Tarr, Gus Van Sant and others radically adhere to space-times in which emotion is repressed along with motion; editing and dialogue yield to stasis and contemplation; action surrenders to emptiness if not death.

Critique: Superb... A brilliant writer, Jaffe deftly... [gives] the reader a window into a much wider world of cinema. Yet another excellent film book from Wallflower Press... commands the reader's attention. Choice

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