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The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance [NOOK Book]

The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231504027
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Series: Directors' Cuts
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 21 MB
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Meet the Author

Marek Haltof is assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. He is the author of several books in English and in Polish, including Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide and Polish National Cinema.

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Table of Contents

1 Documenting the unrepresented world 1
2 Film-essays : Kieslowski and Polish cinema in the 1970s and during the solidarity period 24
Pedestrian subway : a short film about marriage 29
Personnel : art and politics 29
The scar : managers and their dilemmas 34
The calm : life as it is 38
Camera buff : meditations on film-making 42
Short working day : mechanisms of power 49
3 Choices, chances and politics 53
Blind chance : variations of fate 55
No end : requiem for solidarity 64
4 Entomological observations and metaphysics in Decalogue 75
5 The double life of Kieslowski : European art film and the Polish context 108
The double life of Veronique : doppelgangers and puppeteers 114
The three colours trilogy : the long films about love 122
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