Paris Hollywood: Writings on Film (Paperback)Peter Wollen (author)
Paperback 275 Pages / Published: 30/09/2002
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In this new collection of essays on the cinema, all written over the last ten years, Peter Wollen explores an extraordinarily wide range of topics, stretching from an analysis of time in film and video art to a study of Riff-Raff Realism in British film. Provocative essays discuss the work both of established auteur directors such as Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock as well as the filmmaking careers of such experimental moviemakers as William Burroughs and Viking Eggeling, the dadaist pioneer of abstract film. The collection also includes fascinating studies of a number of film classics, such as John Huston's Freud, Jean Renoir's Rules of the Game and Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. Other essays deal with the relationship of film to the other arts, such as dance and architecture, and explore the interaction between film and anthropology. This is not a theoretical book but is one that suggests new approaches to thinking about film and many unexpected connections between film studies and the history of such strangely related activities as espionage, psychoanalysis, dance, architecture, anthropology, Stalinism, love of speed and digital technology. Peter Wollen's book new is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about the film but, rather, a plethora of paths leading in very different directions, each contributing to a new understanding of the twentieth century's major art form.
Publisher: Verso Books
Number of pages: 275
Weight: 468 g
Dimensions: 177 x 182 x 24 mm
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