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In search of cinema : writings on international film art

Author: Bert Cardullo
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the vitality of international film art in the last two decades. At a time when the movie review has degenerated into mere publicity for Hollywood pictures and film scholarship has become entangled in its own pseudo-scientific discourse, Bert Cardullo reclaims the territory of a certain type of film critic, somewhere between a reviewer-journalist and a scholar-theorist. With elegance, clarity, and rigour,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Motion pictures
Comptes rendus
Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bert Cardullo
ISBN: 0773527060 9780773527065 0773527079 9780773527072
OCLC Number: 53792867
Description: xvii, 351 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: Of Films, Critics, and Chronicity / Richard Gilman --
Introduction: First Principles --
PART ONE: FOCUS ON IRANIAN CINEMA --
1 Writing about Iranian Cinema --
2 A Girl and Two Women: On Panahi's The White Balloon (1995, Iran) and Dugowson's Mina Tannenbaum (1994, France) --
3 Blood and Cherries, Snow and Dust: On Egoyan's The Sweet Hereafter (1997, Canada) and Kiarostami's A Taste of Cherry (1997, Iran) --
4 Mirror Images, or Children of Paradise: On Makhmalbaf's The Apple (1998, Iran) and Panahi's The Mirror (1997, Iran) --
5 Angels beyond America: On Majidi's The Children of Heaven (1997, Iran) and Zonca's The Dreamlife of Angels (1998, France) --
6 The Children Are Watching Us: On De Sica's The Children Are Watching Us (1943, Italy) and Majidi's The Color of Paradise (1999, Iran) --
7 Women and Children First: On Panahi's The Circle (2000, Iran) and Ramsay's Ratcatcher (1999, Scotland) --
8 Carry Me Home: On ZhangYimou's The Road Home (2000, China), Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us (1999, Iran), and Rossellini's Europe '5 (1952, Italy) --
PART TWO: EUROPE, THE AMERICAS, AND BEYOND --
9 The Happiness of Your Friends and Neighbors: On LaBute's Your Friends and Neighbors (1998, USA) and Solondz's Happiness (1998, USA) --
10 Getting Straight: On Lynch's The Straight Story (1999, USA) --
11 Stones and Roses: On the Dardennes' Rosetta (1999, Belgium) and Schrader's Affliction (1998, USA) --
12 Hot and Cold, or Seasons Change: On Rohmer's Autumn Tale (1998, France) and Assayas's Late August, Early September (1999, France) --
13 All about My, Your, Their Mother: On Zambrano's Solas (1999, Spain) and Waddington's Me, You, Them (2000, Brazil) --
14 Of Virgin Suicide, Human Bondage, and Male Indulgence: On Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (2000, USA), Gitai's Kadosh (1999, Israel), and Doueiri's West Beirut (1998, Lebanon) --
15 The Space of Time, the Sound of Silence: On Ozon's Under the Sand (2000, France) and Tsai's What Time Is It There? (2001, Taiwan) --
16 Aberdeen on the Adriatic: On Moland's Aberdeen (2000, Norway) and Moretti's The Son's Room (2001, Italy) --
PART THREE: FORM, GENRE, OEUVRE, AND OTHER ARTS --
17 Wooden Allen, or Artificial Exteriors: On the Film Career of Woody Allen --
18 Latter-Day Bergman: Autumn Sonata as Paradigm --
19 Notes on Film Genre: On Stagecoach (1939, USA), The Organizer (1963, Italy), The Cameraman (1928, USA), Psycho (1960, USA), and In Which We Serve (1942, UK) --
20 Notes on Film Form: On General della Rovere (1959, Italy), Just Before Nightfall (1971, France), and Claire 's Knee (1970, France) --
21 Theatre and Fiction into Film: Notes on Two Paradigmatic Scenes, One Metaphoric Fiction, and An Omnibus Adaptation: On The Little Foxes (1941, USA), Housekeeping (1987, USA), Trainspotting (1996, Scotland), and Dangerous Liaisons (1988, UK) --
22 The Preemptive Image.
Responsibility: Bert Cardullo ; foreword by Richard Gilman.
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