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The films of Aki Kaurismäki : ludic engagements

Author: Thomas Austin
Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provides the first collection in English to discuss the aesthetic, formal and contextual, and socio-political dimensions of the oeuvre of Finland's Aki Kaurismäki"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Aki Kaurismäki; Aki Kaurismäki
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Austin
ISBN: 9781501325380 1501325388
OCLC Number: 1012762981
Description: xii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Temporality in Kaurismäki: anachronism, allusion, tableau / Thomas Austin --
Three ecologies of Kaurismäki / Pietari Kääpä --
Beyond the edges of the frame: the invisible in Aki Kaurismäki's films / Lara Perski --
Kaurismäki and Japan / Eija Niskanen --
The camera's ironic point of view: notes on strange and comic elements in the films of Aki Kaurismäki / Jaakko Seppälä --
Dreamers and other sentimental fools: money, solidarity and ambivalent populism in the films of Aki Kaurismäki / Panos Kompatsiaris --
The cultural techniques of gesture in Aki Kaurismäki's proletarian trilogy / Angelos KoutsourAkis --
Kaurismäki's musical moments: genre, irony, utopia, redemption / Andrew Nestingen --
Levels of typification in Aki Kaurismäki's drifting clouds / Henry Bacon --
Masquerading, underacting, and screen performances in Hamlet goes --
Business / Ulrike Hanstein --
Deadpan dogs: Kaurismäki's canine comedies / Michael Lawrence.
Responsibility: edited by Thomas Austin.

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