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The Essay Film : From Montaigne, After Marker.

The Essay Film : From Montaigne, After Marker.

Author: Corrigan, Timothy.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA 2011.
Series: ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agnes Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued viewers who at the same time have struggled to categorize them.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic resource
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Corrigan, Timothy.
ISBN: 1283134322 9781283134323 9780199781690 0199781699 9780199781706 0199781702 9786613134325 6613134325 0199781796 9780199781799 0199910561 9780199910564
OCLC Number: 741453539
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of Winner of Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (256)
Contents: Introduction: of film and the essayistic --
Toward the essay film. On thoughts occasioned by Montaigne to Marker --
Of the history of the essay film: from Vertov, to Varda --
Essayistic thinking. About portraying expression: the essay film as inter-view --
To be elsewhere: cinematic excursions as essayistic travel --
On essayistic diaries: or, the velocities of non-place --
Of the currency of events: the essay film as editorial --
About refractive cinema: when films interrogate films.
Series Title: ACLS Humanities E-Book (Series)


The definitive study of a seminal genre of nonfiction cinema, The Essay Film examines the form's origins, literary precursors, and works by its greatest practitioners, like Chris Marker, Agnes Varda,  Read more...


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The editors have similarly assembled a diverse and interdisciplinary group of renowned authors and practitioners, focusing here on the essay film's heterogeneous forms and practices. As such, this Read more...

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