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Slow movies : countering the cinema of action

Author: Ira Jaffe
Publisher: London ; New York : Wallflower Press, ©2014.
Dissertation: "Slow Movies investigates movies by acclaimed directors who over the past three decades have challenged mainstream cinema's reliance on motion and action."
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?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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jaffe, Ira, 1943-
Slow movies.
London ; New York : Wallflower Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Thesis/dissertation, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Jaffe
ISBN: 9780231850636 0231850638
OCLC Number: 879259673
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Table of Contents; Introduction; Deadpan: Stranger Than Paradise, Deadman and The Second Circle; Stillness: Elephant and Mother and Son; Long Shot: Distant and Climates; Wait Time: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and Safe; Drift and Resistance: Liverpool and Ossos; Death-Drive, Life-Drive: A Talking Picture, Taste of Cherry, Five Dedicated to Ozu and Still Life; Rebellion's Limits: The Turin Horse, Werckmeister Harmonies and 12:08 East of Bucharest; Notes; Index.
Responsibility: Ira Jaffe.

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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. Read more...

 
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