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Author Jaffe, Ira, 1943-

Title Slow movies : countering the cinema of action / Ira Jaffe
Published London ; New York : Wallflower Press, [2014]
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Contents Table of Contents; Introduction; Deadpan: Stranger Than Paradise, Deadman and The Second Circle; Stillness: Elephant and Mother and Son; Long Shot: Distant and Climates; Wait Time: The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and Safe; Drift and Resistance: Liverpool and Ossos; Death-Drive, Life-Drive: A Talking Picture, Taste of Cherry, Five Dedicated to Ozu and Still Life; Rebellion's Limits: The Turin Horse, Werckmeister Harmonies and 12:08 East of Bucharest; Notes; Index
Summary ?In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility," Agnes Varda has noted. But to capture the reality of human experience, cinema must fasten on stillness and inaction as much as motion. Slow Movies investigates movies by acclaimed international directors who in the past three decades have challenged mainstream cinema's reliance on motion and action. More than other realist art cinema, slow movies by Lisandro Alonso, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Pedro Costa, Jia Zhang-ke, Abbas Kiarostami, Cristian Mungiu, Alexander Sokurov, Bela Tarr, Gus Van Sant and others radi
Notes "Slow Movies investigates movies by acclaimed directors who over the past three decades have challenged mainstream cinema's reliance on motion and action."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Motion pictures -- Philosophy.
Motion pictures -- Plots, themes, etc.
Motion pictures -- Production and direction -- History and criticism.
Motion pictures -- Technique.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Academic theses.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231850638 (electronic bk.)
9780231850636 (electronic bk.)