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Jim Jarmusch (Contemporary Film Directors)

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Publisher Comments:

The first major English-language study of Jarmusch

At a time when gimmicky, action-driven blockbusters ruled Hollywood, Jim Jarmusch spearheaded a boom in independent cinema by making low-budget films focused on intimacy, character, and new takes on classical narratives. His minimal form, peculiar pacing, wry humor, and blank affect have since been adopted by directors including Sophia Coppola, Hal Harley, Richard Linklater, and Wong Kar-Wai. Juan A. Suárez's Jim Jarmusch analyzes the director's work from three mutually implicated perspectives: in relation to independent filmmaking from the 1980s to the present; as a form of cultural production that appropriates existing icons, genres, and motifs; and as an instance of postmodern politics.

A volume in the series Contemporary Film Directors, edited by James R. Naremore

Book News Annotation:

This study provides an introduction to the work of independent filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. Suarez (American studies and English, U. of Murcia, Spain) considers his work within the historical context of modernism in the second half of the twentieth century and the concepts of plurality of forces, styles, and ideology in his work. Aesthetic influences such as minimalism, the New York pop vanguard of the late 1970s, punk, structural film, the postwar art cinemas, rock 'n' roll, Beat literature and art, classic street photography, Hollywood genre film, European surrealism, and hip-hop are all considered in the study. Other questions concern what makes his films unique and political aspects. The book includes a filmography and an interview conducted by Tod Lippy, reprinted from a 2000 issue of Projections. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN:
9780252074431
Author:
Suarez, Juan Antonio
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Author:
Naremore, James
Author:
Suarez, Juan A.
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Jarmusch, Jim
Subject:
Individual Director
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Jarmusch, Jim - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Contemporary Film Directors
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 photographs
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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