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The essay film : from Montaigne, after Marker

Author: Timothy Corrigan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A definitive study of a seminal genre of nonfiction cinema, this book examines the essay films origins, literary precursors, and works by its greatest practitioners, like Chris Marker, Agnes Varda, Errol Morris, Chantal Akerman, Werner Herzog, and others.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy Corrigan
ISBN: 9780199781690 0199781699 9780199781706 0199781702
OCLC Number: 696100363
Awards: Winner of Winner of Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize 2012.
Description: 237 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Of film and the essayistic --
Part I. Toward the essay film : "On thoughts occasioned by ..." Montaigne to Marker --
Of the history of the essay film: Vertov to Varda --
Part II. Essayistic modes : About portraying expression: the essay film as inter-view --
To be elsewhere: cinematic excursions as essayistic travel --
On essayistic diaries, or the velocities of public life --
Of the currency of events: the essay film as editorial --
About refractive cinema: when films interrogate films.
Responsibility: Timothy Corrigan.

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