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Jane Campion : authorship and personal cinema

Author: Alistair Fox
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2011.
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"Alistair Fox explores the dynamics of the creative process involved in cinematic representation in the films of Jane Campion, one of the most highly regarded of contemporary filmmakers. Utilizing a wealth of new material--including interviews with Campion and her sister and personal writings of her mother--Fox traces the connections between the filmmaker's complex background and the thematic preoccupations of her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jane Campion; Jane Campion; Jane Campion
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alistair Fox
ISBN: 9780253356185 0253356180 9780253223012 0253223016
OCLC Number: 641506666
Description: xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: authorship, creativity, and personal cinema --
Origins of a problematic: the Campion family --
The "tragic underbelly" of the family: fantasies of transgression in the early films --
Living in the shadow of the family tree: Sweetie --
"How painful it is to have a family member with a problem like that": authorship as creative adaptation in An angel at my table --
Traumas of separation and the encounter with the phallic other: The piano --
The misfortunes of an heiress: The portrait of a lady --
Exacting revenge on "cunt men": Holy smoke as sexual fantasy --
"That which terrifies and attracts simultaneously": Killing daddy in In the cut --
Lighting a lamp: loss, art, and transcendence in The water diary and Bright star --
Conclusion: theorizing the personal component of authorship.
Responsibility: Alistair Fox.

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