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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...

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...

Russia Again: Millennial Faith and Nihilism

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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... mark included – refers to the order that was reputedly given to his chauffeur by the NKVD chief Beria the moment Stalin expired: he wanted to get a head start on his rivals. Khrustalyov, My Car! presents a minutely detailed reconstruction...

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...

Italy: Christianity and Neo-Realism

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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... but the substance has vanished. Irrecoverably? Fellini’s take on modern mass religion is not – was not – always quite so brittle or damning. In Le Notti di Cabiria (The Nights of Cabiria) (1956) there is another of those scenes depicting mass...

Poland: A Trio of Catholics

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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...‘Premonitions of fate [. . .] and mortality’. Zbigniew Zapasiewicz and Piotr Garlicki in Zanussi’s mordant portrait of pre-Solidarity Poland, Camouflage (1977).Just as Russia retained a bedrock of Orthodoxy throughout the communist period...