Practical Film Criticism: v. 2 - An Enlightened Approach to Moviegoing (Studies in History & Criticism of Film S. v. 1B)

Practical Film Criticism: v. 2 - An Enlightened Approach to Moviegoing (Studies in History & Criticism of Film S. v. 1B)

By: Bert Cardullo (author)Hardback

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The two volumes of "Practical Film Criticism" are an attempt to grapple with the nature of film art through the evaluation of vital and representative instances of that art, created throughout the world, from 1993 to 1998. The essays contained herein are acts of analysis and interpretation, they are neither windy theoretical musings nor impenetrable scholarly tracts. In addition, there are two translations of visionary articles by prominent international directors; an extended interview with an esteemed American movie critic, a speculative piece on the relationships among theatre, fiction and film; an overview of the careers of Vittorio De Sica and Woody Allen; and a long, polemical introduction. The book is illustrated.


Part 1 Long takes - eleven film chronicles: ethics and aesthetics - "The Stranger and Uranus"; forbidden games - "Stolen Children" and "Leolo"; dancin'- "Danzon" and "The Match Factory Girl"; the uses of history - "The Remains of the Day" and "Farewell My Concubine"; mirabile visu et dictu - "Raining Stones" and "A Tale Of Winter"; Spanish and American - "Barcelona" and "Strawberry and Chocolate"; smoke and tears - "Smoke" and "Mamma Roma"; lands of the free - "Lamerica" and "Land and Freedom"; cold turkey fever - "Trainspotting" and "Cold Fever"; a single girl, a man alone - "Sling Blade" and "A Single Girl"; medium cool - "The Truman Show" and "Wag The Dog". Part 2 Wide angles - notes and considerations: Autumn interiors, of the ladies eve - Woody Allen's Ingmar Bergman complex; seeing the light - Adolphe Appia and me by Hans-Jurgen Syberberg; theatre and fiction into film - notes on 2 paradigmatic scenes; before the velvet revolution - "My part in the controversies surrounding Hungarian filmmaking" by Andras Kovacs; Vittorio De Sica - a bio-critical overview.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773478206
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 324
  • ID: 9780773478206
  • ISBN10: 0773478205

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