Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara

by Nicole Brenez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0252074114

ISBN-13: 9780252074110

Pub. Date: 01/12/2007

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

In this concise study, Nicole Brenez argues for Abel Ferrara's place in a line of grand inventors who have blurred distinctions between industry and avantgarde film, including Orson Welles, Monte Hellman, and Nicholas Ray. Rather than merely reworking genre film, Brenez understands Ferrara's oeuvre as formulating new archetypes that depict the evil of the modern world…  See more details below

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In this concise study, Nicole Brenez argues for Abel Ferrara's place in a line of grand inventors who have blurred distinctions between industry and avantgarde film, including Orson Welles, Monte Hellman, and Nicholas Ray. Rather than merely reworking genre film, Brenez understands Ferrara's oeuvre as formulating new archetypes that depict the evil of the modern world. Focusing as much on the human figure as on elements of storytelling, she argues that films such as Bad Lieutenant express this evil through visionaiy characters struggling against the inadmissible (inadmissible behavior, morality, images, and narratives).

About the Author:
Nicole Brenez, prominent film critic and curator for the experimental cinema programs at the Cinematheque francaise in Paris, teaches cinema studies at Universite Paris l/Pantheon-Sorbonne

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252074110
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
01/12/2007
Series:
Contemporary Film Directors Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     xi
A Cinema of Negation     1
Some Ethical Stakes in Ferrara's Cinema     1
What Is Passion? Central Figures of Hypermorality     22
"Going to the End of Being"     68
Self-Consciousness: The Visionaries     110
Cinema and Symbolic Reparation     150
Interview: Abel Ferrara     165
Filmography     173
Bibliography     193
Index     199

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