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Smith, Jilliann

Overview
Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 137 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Dance films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: GV1785.N6, 791.4372
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Publications about Jilliann Smith
Publications by Jilliann Smith
Most widely held works by Jilliann Smith
The diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
"Based on the diary Cahiers, Nijinsky explores the mind of a genius on the outer edge of reason. Through the use of visual imagery seen from Nijinsky's point of view, the film reflects salient moments of his life through the characters he danced as well as his personal relationships with his wife, daughter, in-laws, and his mentor/lover, the notorious impresario Diaghelev"--Container
Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Based on the diary Cahiers, Nijinsky explores the mind of a genius on the outer edge of reason. Through the use of visual imagery seen from Nijinsky's point of view, the film reflects salient moments of his life through the characters he danced as well as his personal relationships with his wife, daughter, in-laws, and his mentor/lover, the notorious impresario Diaghelev
The diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"Vaslav Nijinsky was probably the greatest dancer of all time - the God of the Dance - and his diary must have been one of the most extraordinary and moving books ever written. It was written in 1918-19 in St Moritz, where Nijinsky had retired, suffering extreme mental agony, in an attempt to escape the shadow of Diaghilev - the man who made him as a dancer, and broke him as a coherent personality. It is amazing that, grappling with insanity, Nijinsky was able to communicate his feelings so lucidly. Like van Gogh's letters, his diary is a rare and precious document. "Vaslav Nijinsky" is a film very much in the same tradition as "Vincent - The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh", using the words from his diary and the many existing images from the Ballet Russe. In this film however, the camera 'dances' and we see from Nijinsky's point of view what it feels like to be a dancer. We follow the mind of a genius as he releases his delicate hold upon reality, and staggers along the outer verge of reason towards the end. Van Gogh said there's nothing more artistic than to love people. Nijinsky said, " ... my madness is my love for mankind ..." Both were seekers of "that white light", both wanted nothing but the truth."
 
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English (3)
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