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Insdorf, Annette

Works: 38 works in 195 publications in 6 languages and 10,765 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  New wave films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Personal narratives  Romance films  Unfinished films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Interviewee, Moderator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Annette Insdorf
Most widely held works by Annette Insdorf
François Truffaut by Annette Insdorf( Book )

50 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long considered the definitive study of this director's genius, Francois Truffaut returns to print in a revised and updated edition. With fresh insights and an extensive section on the director's last five films - Love on the Run, The Green Room, The Last Metro, The Woman Next Door, and Confidentially Yours. Annette Insdorf captures the essence and totality of his work. She discusses his contributions to the French New Wave, his relations with his mentors Hitchcock and Renoir, and the dominant themes of his cinema - women, love, children, language - and she explores his life in relation to his films, from The Four Hundred Blows to The Man Who Loved Women. As warmly human as its subject, Francois Truffaut immortalizes one of the cinema's most popular, prolific, and profound artists
Indelible shadows : film and the Holocaust by Annette Insdorf( Book )

42 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigates some of the profound questions raised by any attempt to create a film based on the Holocaust. How does one make a movie that is both morally just and marketable? ... The book not only provides sensitive readings of individual films but also analyzes more theoretical issues such as the 'truth claims' of the cinematic medium."--Page 4 of cover
Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum by Volker Schlöndorff( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in German and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Danzig, 1924. Oskar Matzerath is born with an intellect beyond his infancy. As he witnesses the hypocrisy of adulthood and the irresponsibility of society, Oskar rejects both, and, on his third birthday, refuses to grow. Caught in a baffling state of perpetual childhood, Oskar lashes out at all he surveys with piercing screams and frantic poundings on his tin drum, while the unheeding, chaotic world marches onward to the madness and folly of World War II."--Container
A Film Unfinished( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of WWII, 60 minutes of raw film in an East German archive was discovered. Shot by the Nazis in Warsaw in May of 1942, the film became a resource for historians seeking an authentic record of the Warsaw Ghetto. The later discovery of a long-missing reel, including multiple takes and cameramen staging scenes, complicated earlier readings of the footage. Presented is the raw footage in its entirety, falsely showing the 'good life' of Jewish urbanites. Included is an interview, and more
Imaginary witness : Hollywood and the Holocaust by Daniel Anker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the American film and television industry's response to the rise of Adolph Hitler and the Nazi persecution of the Jews before, during, and after World War II. Uses film clips, newsreel footage and interviews of filmmakers and Holocaust survivors
Le dernier métro by François Truffaut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Nazi-occupied Paris, everyone in a troupe of actors is harboring a crucial secret
La double vie de Veronique The double life of Véronique by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Polish and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Krzysztof Kieślowski's international breakthrough remains one of his most beloved films, a ravishing, mysterious rumination on identity, love, and human intuition. Irène Jacob is incandescent as both Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. Though unknown to each other, the two women share an enigmatic, emotional bond, which Kieślowski details in gorgeous reflections, colors, and movements. Aided by Slawomir Idziak's shimmering cinematography and Zbigniew Preisner's haunting, operatic score, Kieślowski creates one of cinema's most purely metaphysical works. The Double Life of Véronique is an unforgettable symphony of feeling"--Container
Double lives, second chances : the cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski by Annette Insdorf( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a profile of the late Polish film director, and discusses each of his films and the major themes that appear throughout his work
La nuit américaine = Day for night by François Truffaut( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis Truffaut's 1973 film, an "homage to moviemaking," details the loves and lunacy of the closely-knit family of strangers that comprises an on-location film, cast and crew
Philip Kaufman by Annette Insdorf( Book )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American director Philip Kaufman is hard to pin down: a visual stylist who is truly literate, a San Franciscan who often makes European films, he is an accessible storyteller with a sophisticated touch. Celebrated for his vigorous, sexy, and reflective cinema, Kaufman is best known for his masterpiece The Unbearable Lightness of Being and the astronaut saga The Right Stuff. In this study, Annette Insdorf argues that Kaufman's cinema is both stylistically and philosophically rich and that his versatility is what distinguishes him as an auteur. She demonstrates Kaufman's skill at adaptation and how he finds the precise cinematic device for a story drawn from seemingly un-adaptable sources by using his cinematic eye to translate the authorial voice in many of the books that serve as inspiration for his films. Closely analyzing his films to date, Insdorf links Kaufman's versatile cinema by exploring the recurring and resonant themes of sensuality, artistic creation, and manipulation by authorities. She illustrates while there is no overarching label or bold signature that can be applied to his oeuvre, there is a consistency of themes, techniques, images, and preoccupations that permeates all of Kaufman's works
L'holocauste à l'écran by Annette Insdorf( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Krzysztof Kieslowski, doubles vies, secondes chances by Annette Insdorf( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace la vie et l'oeuvre du cinéaste, avec en toile de fond l'histoire du cinéma polonais depuis l'après-guerre
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a lonely Parisian youth whose alienation from his parents and teachers propels him into rebellion and small time crime
Smoke : (suivi du) Conte de Noël d'Auggie Wren ; Brooklyn Boogie by Paul Auster( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Smoke Suivi du Conte de Noël d'Auggie Wren. Brooklin Boogie by Paul Auster( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truffaut : i film della mia vita by Annette Insdorf( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Italian and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men remain friends for twenty years while sharing their love for the same woman, who is incapable of remaining faithful to either one
Podwójne życie, powtórne szanse : o filmach Krzysztofa Kieślowskiego by Annette Insdorf( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in Polish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den polske filminstruktør Krzysztof Kieślowski og hans film
Krótki film ó zabijaniu = A short film about killing by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological vivisection of the brutal and senseless murder of a taxi-driver by a young drifter, with no explanation offered and no extenuating circumstances given. The equally searing execution of the murderer presents a powerful moral indictment of capital punishment
Przypadek = Blind chance by Krzysztof Kieślowski( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Polish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts three potential lifestories of one and the same man. First, he is a party activist, then a dissident, and finally a physician fulfilling his humanitarian duties. Each incarnation is a result of blind chance
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Die Blechtrommel = The tin drum
Alternative Names
Insudōfu, Anetto.

インスドーフ, アネット

English (107)

French (39)

German (14)

Polish (7)

Italian (3)

Chinese (1)

Indelible shadows : film and the HolocaustDie Blechtrommel = The tin drumDouble lives, second chances : the cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski