The Cinema of the Low Countries

Overview

Films of the Low Countries have long been regarded as isolated texts. This book points to the interconnectedness between Low Countries films from different genres, regions, languages, and formats. Building on each film's relationship with its particular cultural context, the volume presents twenty-four especially commisioned essays by renowned writers, each one focusing on one key film. The volume covers the work of internationally acclaimed directors such as Joris Ivens, Henri Storck, Paul Verhoeven, and the ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (7) from $4.90   
  • New (3) from $20.95   
  • Used (4) from $4.90   
Sending request ...

Overview

Films of the Low Countries have long been regarded as isolated texts. This book points to the interconnectedness between Low Countries films from different genres, regions, languages, and formats. Building on each film's relationship with its particular cultural context, the volume presents twenty-four especially commisioned essays by renowned writers, each one focusing on one key film. The volume covers the work of internationally acclaimed directors such as Joris Ivens, Henri Storck, Paul Verhoeven, and the Dardenne Brothers. Key films discussed include Turkish Delight, The Vanishing, Daughters of Darkness, Character, Rosetta, and Man Bites Dog.

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781904764007
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 9/22/2004
  • Series: 24 Frames Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ernest Mathijs is lecturer in film studies at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has written extensively on Belgian cinema and has coedited the forthcoming Big Brother International (coeditor Janet Jones) and Alternative Europe (coeditor Xavier Mendik).

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Notes on ContributorsIntroduction, by Ernest Mathijs1. War Is Hell ( Maudite soit la guerre, 1914), by Leen Engelen2. Zuiderzee (1930-33) and New Earth ( Nieuwe Gronden, 1933), by Thomas Waugh3. Borinage ( Misère au Borinage, 1934), by Bert Hogenkamp4. Whitey ( De witte, 1934), by Daniel Biltereyst and Sofie Van Bauwel5. The Trouble with Money ( Komedie om Geld, 1936), by Ansje Van Beusekom6. Glass ( Glas, 1958), by Jan-Pieter Everaerts7. The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short ( De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen, 1965), by Philip Mosley8. Mira ( Mira, of de teleurgang van de waterhoek, 1971), by Erik Martens9. Daughters of Darkness ( Les lèvres rouges, 1971), by Ernest Mathijs10. Turkish Delight ( Turks Fruit, 1973), by Xavier Mendik11. Mariken ( Mariken van Nieumeghen, 1974), by Bas Agterberg12. Jeanne Dielman ( Jeanne Dielman 23 Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles, 1975), by Catherine Fowler13. Soldier of Orange ( Soldaat van Oranje, 1977), by Johan Swinnen14. Twice a Woman ( Twee Vrouwen, 1979), by Hans Van Driel15. A Question of Silence ( De stilte rond Christine M., 1982), by Jan Udris16. Crazy Love (1987), by Pete Tombs17. The Vanishing ( Spoorloos, 1988), by Steven Jay Schneider18. A Wopbobaloobop a Lopbamboom (1989), by Viviane Thill19. Toto the hero ( Toto le héros, 1991), by Lieve Spaas20. The Northerners ( De Noorderlingen, 1992), by Paul Van Yperen21. Man Bites Dog ( C'est arrivé près de chez vous, 1992), by Frank Lafond22. Character ( Karakter, 1997), by Peter Bosma23. Left Luggage ( Twee koffers vol, 1998), by Mikel Koven24. Rosetta (1999), by Wouter HesselsFilmographyBibliographyIndex

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)