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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...

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...

Black Suns and a Bright Planet

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

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...End-of-the-world movies Asked in an interview about the future of humanity, German director Werner Herzog gave a terse reply: ‘I’m convinced that our presence on this planet is not sustainable, so we will be extinct fairly soon ....

Dancer in the Dark

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...SynopsisIt’s the middle of the 1960s in a small industrial city in the state of Washington. Thirty-year-old Selma has emigrated here from Czechoslovakia with her son, who is now twelve. Selma works in a factory making kitchen equipment...

Film as Thought Experiment

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

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...The previous chapters sketched the general background that led film studies to turn to philosophy. They also outlined some of the reasons that make new thinking about European cinema both possible and necessary, and signalled the need...

The Kingdom

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...SynopsisThe Kingdom Hospital in Copenhagen is the scene of a succession of strange and inexplicable events. Senior Consultant Moesgaard, head of neurosurgery, has his hands full, mostly with his Swedish import, the neurosurgeon Stig G...

Liberation Pictures

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...SynopsisThe first day after the liberation of Copenhagen, May 1945. A group of German soldiers is gathered in an unspecified location, characterized by water and fire. These men, the war’s losers, are killing themselves or saving...

Musical Mutations: Before, Beyond and Against Hollywood

Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin is film critic for The Age (Melbourne) and author of a study of Terrence Malick forthcoming from bfi Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Mutations : The Changing Face of World Cinephilia

British Film Institute, 2003

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...1. Overture The film has a beauty that is brash and pathetic, like splintered coloured glass, fragments that somehow compose a picture while refusing to hold together: musical, sad, uproarious, definitely frail. It is this simultaneous...

The First Films

Trier on von Trier

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...Going back in time again, you were allowed to borrow your mother’s cine camera when you were fairly young, and started making films with it. Did you know then that you wanted to get into films when you grew up?Well, I suppose I did. Films...

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...