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The cinema of Hal Hartley : flirting with formalism

Author: Steven Rybin
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Directors' cuts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats

Featuring new essays on this important director and his films, this collection explores Hartley's work from a variety of aesthetic, cultural, and economic contexts, while also looking closely at his  Read more...


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Named Person: Hal Hartley; Hal Hartley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Rybin
ISBN: 9780231176170 0231176171
OCLC Number: 1043102522
Description: 197 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction: Hal Hartley: A Quality of Attention, by Steven Rybin 1. Up Close and Impersonal: Hal Hartley and the Persistence of Tradition, by David Bordwell 2. 'Young. Middle-Class. College-Educated. Unskilled.': Hal Hartley in 1991, by Mark L. Berrettini 3. 'Some Things Shouldn't Be Fixed': Frameworks of Critical Reception and the Early Career of Hal Hartley, by Jason Davids Scott 4. The Locality of Hal Hartley: The Aesthetics and Business of Smallness, by Steven Rawle 5. Hal Hartley's Romantic Comedy, by Sebastian Manley 6. A New Man: The Logic of the Break in Hal Hartley's Amateur, by Daniel Varndell 7. Not Getting It: Flirt as Anti-Puzzle Film, by Steven Rybin 8. Poiesis and Media in The Book of Life and No Such Thing, by Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns 9. Bodies, Space and Theatre in The Unbelievable Truth (and its American Precursors), by Zachary Tavlin 10. Parker Posey as Hal Hartley's 'Captive Actress', by Jennifer O'Meara 11. The Figure Who Writes: On the Henry Fool Trilogy, by Steven Rybin Filmography Bibliography Index
Series Title: Directors' cuts.
Responsibility: edited by Steven Rybin.


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Hal Hartley has been at work for a quarter of a century and his films still seem like fresh discoveries. Independent, individualistic, idiosyncratic, and indefatigable, he defies all known Read more...

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