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Spain: The Heresies of Don Luis

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Believing in Film : Christianity and Classic European Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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... a hiding-hole under Pedro’s bed to grapple with and make off with the booty. Nothing ‘didactic’ about this sequence! It has the rawness and oddity that mark out authentic dreams in real life. It is visceral. As far as I can see,...

France: The Apostasy of Robert Bresson

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Believing in Film : Christianity and Classic European Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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... The ideological rivalry between France’s historically two most important journals of film criticism, Positif (founded in 1952) and Les Cahiers du Cinéma (1951), was defined, at least partially, on theological grounds – Positif being proudly...

Alive or Dead?

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mizoguchi and Japan

The British Film Institute, 2005

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... the fans she holds in her outstretched hands on stage, there are all the signs the audience needs of her having genuine mystique and allure. As with Garance in Les Enfants du paradis - first seen in a fairground tent, sitting bolt upright,...

Visions of History

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mizoguchi and Japan

The British Film Institute, 2005

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... under the title Le Héros sacrilège.) Mizoguchi was typically anxious (some would say cowardly) about the consequences of his boldness, summoning Yoda to the set in front of the assembled crowd of extras. 'You wrote this, didn't you?'...

Scandinavia: Lutheran Interludes

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Believing in Film : Christianity and Classic European Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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... Bang's bestselling novel; Du skal ære din Hustru (Master of the House) (1925) (a terrific comedy); Vampyr (1932) (a tale of horror, based on a text written by the Irish ghost-story writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu); Två Människor (Two People)...

Russia: Tarkovsky, Eisenstein and Christianity

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Believing in Film : Christianity and Classic European Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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...A modern Christian epic: Tarkovsky's Andrei Roublev.The epic quality of cinema spectacle has been a defining aspect of its identity since the experiments of Griffith and the Italians in the early teens of the twentieth century. Like...

The Japanese Context

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mizoguchi and Japan

The British Film Institute, 2005

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... choisirais plutôt I'image du bouchon de liège qui flotte au gré de la rivière quelle que soit la force des courants, les remous, les reflux. Je me sens comme ce bouchon de liege, donc je considererais que le siècle, I'histoire, est une sorte de...

The Great Triptych

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mizoguchi and Japan

The British Film Institute, 2005

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... not. On the contrary, Vampyr, Ordet, Gertrud etc. are supreme works of adaptation, finer than the originals they spring from. Bresson too, in masterpieces like Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945) and Le Journal d'un curé de campagne (1951),...

Respectable Women

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mizoguchi and Japan

The British Film Institute, 2005

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... period Antonioni (Cronaca di un amore [1950], Le Amiche [1955]). This, too, is a lyrical film, its lyricism evident, for example, in the sweeping camera shots that accompany Michiko and Tsutomu on their walks together in the countryside,...

Introduction

Mark Le Fanu

Mark Le Fanu is a well-known writer on film who has contributed regular pieces and columns to Sight and Sound, Positif and the East-West Review. A former Lecturer in English at the University of Cambridge, he was from 1993-2008 Director of Studies in Film History at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is the author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovsky (1987) and Mizoguchi and Japan (2005), which was shortlisted in its year of publication for the Krazna-Kraus Prize. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Believing in Film : Christianity and Classic European Cinema

I.B. Tauris, 2018

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... apposite to have included at least some words on that beautiful Christian parable Babette’s Feast, for example. My extensive discussion of Le journal d’un curé de campagne in the chapter on Bresson could, perhaps, have been extended even...