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...Motorway. Day (Dusk) A crowded motorway. Eight lanes of cars speeding in both directions. The rumble of lorries, roar of engines, drone of motorbikes as they weave their way among the cars. Hell. Against this background: TITLE CREDITS...
...Michel's Flat. Day A finger taps out twelve numbers on a telephone keyboard. The camera pans quickly along the telephone cable following the tone running through it. Telephone Exchange, Special Effects, Day We hear a connection being...
...Paris Street. Day A wild crowd outside the department stores in the city centre. A terrible noise, vendors shouting, street organs grinding, children crying. Hell. The camera observes this sea of faces slightly from above. Slowly...

Looking at Film

The Cinema Book

British Film Institute, 2007


...The options currently available to the film critic provide a wide and varied spectrum of approaches that may seem both daunting and cumbersome to the novice film student. However, as this section shows, most modes of analysis share many...


Thomas Elsaesser

Thomas Elsaesser is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and since 2013 Visiting Professor at Columbia University. European Cinema and Continental Philosophy further develops Elsaesser’s approach to national and auteur cinema begun with Fassbinder’s Germany: History Identity Subject (1996), continued with European Cinema – Face to Face with Hollywood (2005) and given a theoretical turn in Film Theory: An Introduction through the Senses (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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European Cinema and Continental Philosophy : Film as Thought Experiment

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019


...The real must be fictionalized in order to be thought. Political Europe as a philosophical issue In the introductory chapter I argued that, viewed from a certain perspective, European politics and European cinema can be understood...

The ‘Three Colours’ Trilogy

Geoff Andrew

Geoff Andrew is Programmer-at-Large at BFI Southbank, a regular contributor to Sight & Sound, and was previously Film Editor of Time Out London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Film Institute, 1998

Focused Study

...The ‘Three Colours’ Trilogy...