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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.

Paris Hollywood 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. Wollen's book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about the cinema but, rather, a plethora of paths leading in very different directions, each contributing to a new understanding of the 20th century's major art form.

Synopsis:

Exploring the relationship between film and other art forms, this book looks at new approaches to thinking about film. Peter Wollen's new book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about cinema, but, rather a plethora of paths leading in very different directions.

Synopsis:

Peter Wollen's book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about film.

Synopsis:

In this new collection of essays on film, 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 films. There are provocative discussions of the works of established auteur directors such as Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock and of the film-making careers of such experimental movie-makers 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 it is one that suggests many new approaches to thinking about film and many unexpected connections between film studies and the history of such strangely  related activities as espionage, psychoanalysis, Stalinism, love of speed and digital technology. Full of fascinating new insights, Peter Wollen's new book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about 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.

About the Author

Peter Wollen is Chair of the Department of Film, Television and New Media at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was cowriter with Mark Peploe of the original script of Antonioni's film The Passenger, and has himself directed a number of films. His previous film books include Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, now in an expanded third edition, and Raiding the Icebox.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859843918
Author:
Wollen, Peter
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 36
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.85 x 6 x 0.92 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Exploring the relationship between film and other art forms, this book looks at new approaches to thinking about film. Peter Wollen's new book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about cinema, but, rather a plethora of paths leading in very different directions.
"Synopsis" by , Peter Wollen's book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about film.
"Synopsis" by , In this new collection of essays on film, 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 films. There are provocative discussions of the works of established auteur directors such as Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock and of the film-making careers of such experimental movie-makers 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 it is one that suggests many new approaches to thinking about film and many unexpected connections between film studies and the history of such strangely  related activities as espionage, psychoanalysis, Stalinism, love of speed and digital technology. Full of fascinating new insights, Peter Wollen's new book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about 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.

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