A Companion to Michael Haneke (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors)

A Companion to Michael Haneke (Wiley-Blackwell Companions to Film Directors)

By: Roy Grundmann (editor)Hardback

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A Companion to Michael Haneke is a definitive collection ofnewly-commissioned work that covers Haneke's body of work in itsentirety, catering to students and scholars of Haneke at a timewhen interest in the director and his work is soaring. * Introduces one of the most important directors to have emergedon the global cinema scene in the past fifteen years * Includes exclusive interviews with Michael Haneke, including aninterview discussion of The White Ribbon * Considers themes, topics, and subjects that have formed thenucleus of the director's life's work: the fate of European cinema,Haneke in Hollywood, pornography, alienation, citizenship,colonialism, and the gaze of surveillance * Features critical examinations of La Pianiste, Time of theWolf, Three Paths to the Lake and Cache, amongstothers

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Roy Grundmann is Associate Professor of Film Studies, and Film Studies Program Director in the Department of Film and Television, Boston University. He is co-editor of the multi-volume Blackwell History of American Film.


Notes on Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xiv

Introduction: Haneke's Anachronism 1 Roy Grundmann

Part I Critical and Topical Approaches to Haneke's Cinema51

1 Performative Self-Contradictions: Michael Haneke's Mind Games53 Thomas Elsaesser

2 Five Tapes, Four Halls, Two Dreams: Vicissitudes ofSurveillant Narration in Michael Haneke's Cache75 Thomas Y. Levin

3 Infectious Images: Haneke, Cameron, Egoyan, and the DuelingEpistemologies of Video and Film 91 Vinzenz Hediger

4 Tracking Code Unknown 113 Tom Conley

5 Michael Haneke and the New Subjectivity: Architecture and Film124 Peter Eisenman

6 Games Haneke Plays: Reality and Performance 130 Brigitte Peucker

7 Figures of Disgust 147 Christa Blumlinger

8 Without Music: On Cache 161 Michel Chion

9 Fighting the Melodramatic Condition: Haneke's Polemics168 Jorg Metelmann

10 "Mourning for the Gods Who Have Died": The Role of Religionin Michael Haneke's Glaciation Trilogy 187 Gregor Thuswaldner

Part II The Television Films 203

11 A Melancholy Labor of Love, or Film Adaptation asTranslation: Three Paths to the Lake 205 Fatima Naqvi

12 Michael Haneke and the Television Years: A Reading ofLemmings 227 Peter Brunette

13 Variations on Themes: Spheres and Space in Haneke'sVariation 243 Monica Filimon and Fatima Naqvi

14 Projecting Desire, Rewriting Cinematic Memory: Gender andGerman Reconstruction in Michael Haneke's Fraulein 263 Tobias Nagl

15 (Don't) Look Now: Hallucinatory Art History in Who WasEdgar Allan? 279 Janelle Blankenship

16 Bureaucracy and Visual Style 301 Brian Price

Part III The German-Language Theatrical Features 321

17 Structures of Glaciation: Gaze, Perspective, andGestus in the Films of Michael Haneke 323 Georg Seesslen

18 The Void at the Center of Things: Figures of Identity inMichael Haneke's Glaciation Trilogy 337 Peter J. Schwartz

19 How to Do Things with Violences 354 Eugenie Brinkema

20 Between Adorno and Lyotard: Michael Haneke's Aesthetic ofFragmentation 371 Roy Grundmann

21 Hollywood Endgames 420 Leland Monk

Part IV The French-Language Theatrical Features 439

22 Class Conflict and Urban Public Space: Haneke and MassTransit 441 Barton Byg

23 Multicultural Encounters in Haneke's French-Language Cinema455 Alex Lykidis

24 Haneke's Secession: Perspectivism and Anti-Nihilism inCode Unknown and Cache 477 Kevin L. Stoehr

25 The Unknown Piano Teacher 495 Charles Warren

26 Discordant Desires, Violent Refrains: La Pianiste (ThePiano Teacher) 511 Jean Ma

27 Civilization's Endless Shadow: Haneke's Time of theWolf 532 Evan Torner

28 The Intertextual and Discursive Origins of Terror in MichaelHaneke's Cache 551 T. Jefferson Kline

Part V Michael Haneke Speaks 563

29 Terror and Utopia of Form: Robert Bresson's Au hasardBalthazar 565 Michael Haneke

30 Violence and the Media 575 Michael Haneke

31 The World That Is Known: An Interview with Michael Haneke580 Christopher Sharrett

32 Unsentimental Education: An Interview with Michael Haneke591 Roy Grundmann

Filmography 607

Index 619

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9781405188005
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 656
  • ID: 9781405188005
  • weight: 1272
  • ISBN10: 1405188006

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