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The Essay Film (häftad)

The Essay Film

From Montaigne, After Marker

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The definitive study of a seminal genre of nonfiction cinema, The Essay Film examines the form's origins, literary precursors, and works by its greatest practitioners, like Chris Marker, Agns Varda, Errol Morris, Chantal Akerman, Werner Herzog, and others.
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Tanya Goldman, Cinema Journal The editors have similarly assembled a diverse and interdisciplinary group of renowned authors and practitioners, focusing here on the essay film's heterogeneous forms and practices. As such, this volume is a welcome addition to a growing body of literature that investigates the place of subjectivity and "the personal" within documentary filmmaking. It should also be of interest to a range of humanities students and scholars, together with nonfiction and experimental

Rick Warner, Critical Quarterly The Essay Film is the most compelling and spirited monograph to surface yet on the topic.

Lynne Sachs, filmmaker For media artists, scholars and students of cinema, Corrigan's reflections offer a passionate and convincing testimony to the transformative power of the essay film. Not since I read Roland Barthes' Mythologies have I come across a book that provides such a strong articulation of the visual thinking process.

Ross McElwee, Director, Sherman's March Timothy Corrigan writes persuasively and vividly in offering up this coherent overview of the sprawling international phenomenon of the essay film. By providing a concise historical context, which ranges from Michel Montaigne to Michael Moore, he allows us to see the continuum and value of this idiosyncratic and vital form of expression.

Dana Polan, author of Scenes of Instruction: The Beginnings of the U.S. Study of Film Inventively and insightfully, Timothy Corrigan establishes the essay film as a cinematic form of 'thinking out loud.' His eloquent book provides something similar: it is a richly productive meditation on meanings that interweaves voices, subjectivities, and resonant reflection. This essential volume now determines future consideration of this key genre.

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<br>Timothy Corrigan is Professor of Cinema Studies, English, and History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of New German Film and A Cinema without Walls and an editor of Critical Visions in Film Theory.<br>


Introduction: Of Film and the Essayistic; PART I: TOWARD THE ESSAY FILM; Chapter One On Thoughts Occasioned by ...Montaigne to Marker; Chapter Two Of the History of the Essay Film: from Vertov, to Varda; PART II: ESSAYISTIC THINKING; Chapter Three bout Portraying Expression: The Essay Film as Inter-view; Chapter Four To Be Elsewhere: Cinematic Excursions as Essayistic Travel; Chapter Five On Essayistic Diaries: Or, the Velocities of Non-Place; Chapter Six Of the Currency of Events: The Essay Film as Editorial; Chapter Seven About Refractive Cinema: When Films Interrogate Films; Works Cited; Index