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Irreversible

Author: Tim Palmer
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Macmillan Education/Palgrave, 2015. ©2015
Series: Controversies (Palgrave Macmillan)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gaspar Noé's Irreversible is uncompromising and visceral, an essential piece of modern cinema. Punctuated by dazzling avant-garde techniques, the film depicts, in reverse-chronological order, a woman's rape and her boyfriend and friend's subsequent hunt for vengeance through the underworld of Paris. Confrontational yet influential, Irreversible has polarized audiences since its release in 2002, making it until now  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Palmer
ISBN: 9780230336971 0230336973
OCLC Number: 885228541
Description: xxiv, 164 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Civilization and Its Discontents: Irreversible in the French Film Ecosystem --
Irreversible and the Cinéma du corps --
Gaspar Noé: Alone Against Everything --
Noé Destroys All Things: Irreversible's Narrative and Stylistic Design --
Cassel, Bellucci, Dupontel: Irreversible as Rogue Star Vehicle --
All of the Evil of This World: Irreversible's Critical Reception in France, the UK, and North America --
Bellucci's Body: From Rape to Reverence --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Controversies (Palgrave Macmillan)
Responsibility: Tim Palmer.
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A critical study of Gasper Noe's Irreversible (2002) in the context of cinema du corps, which seeks to scrutinise the controversies that surround the film and analyse its deliberately incoherent,  Read more...

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