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Visconti : insights into flesh and blood

Author: Alexander García Düttmann; Robert Savage
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Luchino Visconti's films are models for the failure of such attempts. They show that this failure arises whenever people cling to possibilities that stand opposed to the reality of their lives. Visconti: Insights into Flesh and Blood draws on aesthetics, film theory, and practical philosophy to propose an original interpretation of the melodramas of a great European director. In the encounter with Visconti's art,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Luchino Visconti; Luchino Visconti
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander García Düttmann; Robert Savage
ISBN: 9780804757409 0804757402
OCLC Number: 225876099
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Notes: "Originally published in German in 2006 under the title Visconti: Einsichten in Fleisch und Blut"--Title page verso.
Description: 152 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Intention and aesthetic seriousness --
In cinematic circles --
Obstructive possibilities; or, Reality as utopia --
Recognition of a change.
Other Titles: Visconti.
Responsibility: Alexander García Düttmann ; translated from the German by Robert Savage.
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Through an analysis of the works of Italian filmmaker Luchino Visconti, Garcia Duttmann explores the insight that it is never the real but always the possible that blocks the path to change.  Read more...

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