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Terror and Joy: The Films of Dusan Makavejev (Hardback)
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Terror and Joy: The Films of Dusan Makavejev (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 05/02/2009
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Dusan Makavejev is a filmmaker, teacher, and intellectual whose films intersect with major historical and political upheavals in Eastern Europe-World War II, the unification and breakup of Yugoslavia, and the fall of communism. Subversive and moving, his films remain touchstones for transcultural and political cinema. Matching the intensity of the films, Lorraine Mortimer takes a radically interdisciplinary approach in this first book-length critical analysis of Makavejev's work.

Studies in contrasts, Makavejev's films combine documentary and fiction, tragedy and comedy. Mortimer examines seven of his films made between 1965 and 1994-including Montenegro (1981), Sweet Movie (1974), and WR: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)-looking at them historically, politically, and aesthetically and highlighting their implications for the contemporary world.

Both Makavejev's films and Mortimer's scrutiny of them are haunted by the specter of apocalyptic revolutionary movements that sacrifice people and the planet in the name of ideologies and idealisms. Mortimer argues that the aesthetic dimension is vital to our conception of old and new tribalisms and, ultimately, our understanding of being in the world.

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816648863
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm

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