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Caravaggio (BFI Modern Classics)

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Caravaggio (1986) is probably the closest Derek Jarman came to a mainstream film. And yet the film is a uniquely complex and lucid treatment of Jarman's major concerns: violence, history, homosexuality, and the relation between film and painting. However, according to Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit, Caravaggio is unlike Jarman's other work in avoiding a lover-boy sentimentalising of gay relationships and in making no neat distinction between the exercise and the suffering of violence.

Film-making involves a coercive power which, for Bersani and Dutoit, Jarman may, without admitting it to himself, have found deeply seductive. But in Caravaggio this power is renounced, and the result is Jarman's most profound, unsettling and astonishing reflection on sexuality and identity.

Synopsis:

Caravaggio (1986) is probably the closest Derek Jarman came to a mainstream film. Nevertheless, the film reflects Jarman's major concerns: violence; history; homosexuality, and the relation between film and painting. Unlike Jarman's other work it avoids sentimentalizing gay relationships.

About the Author

Leo Bersani is Professor Emeritus of French (until recently the Class of 1950 Professor of French), and Ulysse Dutoit is Lecturer in Film, both at the University of California, Berkeley. They are co-authors of The Forms of Violence: Narrative in Assyrian Art and Modern Culture (1985), Arts of Impoverishment: Beckett, Rothko, Resnais (1994) and Caravaggio's Secrets (1998).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780851707242
Author:
Bersani, Leo
Author:
Dutoit, Ulysse
Publisher:
British Film Institute
Location:
London :
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Caravaggio
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Direction & Production
Subject:
Film - Reference
Subject:
Film - Guides & Reviews
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
Film
Subject:
Video, History
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Video - Reference
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
Subject:
Film & Video - Reference
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
BFI Modern Classics
Series Volume:
242
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.51 x 5.37 x 0.275 in

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