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Psychomobile #1: The World Clock

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...DescriptionThe world clock consists of nineteen rooms, housing fifty-three actors. In each room there are four lamps, one red, one green, one yellow and one blue. A video camera is positioned above an ant hill in New Mexico. On a screen...

The Author Never Dies

Pam Cook

PAM COOK is Professor Emerita in Film at the University of Southampton, UK. She is the editor of The Cinema Book (3rd Edition, 2007) and Gainsborough Pictures (BFI, 1997), and the author of Fashioning the Nation: Costume and Identity in British Cinema (1996), the BFI Film Classic on ‘I Know Where I’m Going!; (2002), Screening the Past: Memory and Nostalgia in Cinema (2005), and Baz Luhrmann in the BFI World Directors series (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007

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...By the mid- to late 1970s, cinematic authorship had undergone radical revision, from a polemical intervention that insisted on the primary role of certain directors in producing style and meaning (seeThe politique des auteurs, p. 390...

Forms 1980-present

Michael Witt

Michael Witt is Professor of Cinema and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at the University of Roehampton, London, UK. He has published widely on French film history in journals such as Screen, Trafic and New Left Review and co-curated seasons of French experimental cinema, documentary, and the work of Jean-Luc Godard for institutions such as Tate Modern and BFI Southbank. He is the co-editor of For Ever Godard (2004) and Jean-Luc Godard: Documents (2006), and the author of Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The French Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2018

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...In the late 1980s and 90s developments in French television gave rise to a phase of remarkable growth and renewal in documentary film-making. These decades saw the continuation of many of France’s leading documentarists (e.g. Georges...

Beyond the Flâneuse: The Uniqueness of Cléo de 5 à 7

Paris in the Cinema: Beyond the Flâneur : Locations, Characters, History

British Film Institute, 2018

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...Agnès Varda’s New Wave film Cléo de 5 à 7/Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) tells the story of 90 minutes in the life of a Parisian pop singer, Cléo (Corinne Marchand), who is anxiously awaiting the results of a medical test on the longest day...

À propos de Nice

Barry Keith Grant

Barry Keith Grant is Professor of Film Studies and Popular Culture at Brock University, Canada. He is author of Film Genre (2007) and Voyages of Discovery (1992) and co-author of The Film Studies Dictionary (2001) and 100 Documentary Films (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Jean Vigo made only four films before dying at a young age of tuberculosis, and only one of them is a documentary, but À propos de Nice has become regarded as the most lyrical of city symphony films. While this short film about the decadent...

Medea

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...SynopsisMedea is based on Euripides’ classical drama, here performed in a slightly archaic but timeless setting. Medea has been abandoned by her husband, Jason, who wants to marry Glauce, daughter of Creon, King of Corinth. King Aegeus...

The Old New Wave

Douglas Morrey

Douglas Morrey is Reader in French Studies at the University of Warwick, UK, where he researches and teaches French cinema and contemporary French literature. He is the author of Jean-Luc Godard (2005) and Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath (2013), and is the co-author of Jacques Rivette (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Legacy of the New Wave in French Cinema

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Introduction In the mid-1990s, both Agnès Varda and Jean-Luc Godard released films to commemorate the centenary of cinema that was celebrated in France in 1995. Coincidentally, both films starred Michel Piccoli, who had also worked...

Les Glâneurs et la glâneuse (The Gleaners and I)

Jim Hillier

Jim Hillier, who died in 2014, was Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Film and Television Studies at the University of Reading, UK. He was a pioneer of film education in the UK. His publications include, as co-author, 100 Documentary Films and 100 Film Noirs in the BFI Screen Guides series (2008); American Independent Cinema (2001), The Film Studies Dictionary (2000) and Howard Hawks: American Artist (1996). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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100 Documentary Films : BFI Screen Guides

British Film Institute, 2009

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...Agnès Varda was a successful photo-journalist and documentary filmmaker (L’Opéra mouffe and Du côté de la côte, both 1958, for example) before making her first full-length fiction feature, Cléo de 5 à 7 (1962). Like her New Wave ‘Left Bank’...

The Kingdom 2

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...SynopsisAt Kingdom Hospital in Copenhagen everything is as it was, yet somehow nothing is the same. Senior physician Stig Helmer has returned from Haiti, and is soon consumed by worries. Partly there is the legal investigation into his...

Epidemic

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...SynopsisLars von Trier and the author Niels Vørsel are working on the script to a film with the name The Inspector and the Whore. Their work is almost ready to he presented to the film consultant at the Danish Film Institute, Claes Kastholm...