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The Solaris effect : art & artifice in contemporary American film

Author: Steven Dillon
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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What do contemporary American movies and directors have to say about the relationship between nature and art? How do science fiction films like Steven Spielberg's A.I. and Darren Aronofsky's represent the apparent oppositions between nature and culture, wild and tame? Steven Dillon's intriguing new volume surveys American cinema from 1990 to 2002 with substantial descriptions of sixty films, emphasizing small-budget  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dillon, Steven, 1960-
Solaris effect.
Austin, Tex. : University of Texas Press ; [Chesham : Combined Academic, distributor], 2006
(OCoLC)608118240
Named Person: Andrej Arsenʹevič Tarkovskij
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Dillon
ISBN: 0292713444 0292713452 9780292713444 9780292713451
OCLC Number: 67922342
Description: xiii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Tarkovsky's Solaris and the cinematic abyss --
Steven Soderbergh's tinted world --
Aronofsky, Sundance, and the return to nature --
Mulholland Drive, Cahiers du cinéma, and the horror of cinephilia --
Speilberg's A.I. : animation, time, and digital culture --
Cinema against art : artists and paintings in contemporary American film --
A plague of frogs : expressionism and naturalism in 1990s American film --
Situating American film in Godard, Jarmusch, and Scorsese.
Responsibility: Steven Dillon.
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What do contemporary American movies and directors have to say about the relationship between nature and art? This book surveys American cinema from 1990 to 2002 with substantial descriptions of  Read more...

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