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Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. 2008 S Trade Paperback New Square, solid, and unread--what more could you ask for? When you receive this book, you'll feel as though you've received a ... rare gift from one of Scheherazade's fabled djinn! You MAY even cartwheel with glee! Read more Show Less

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Offers a cross section of international fringe cinema.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This superb collection represents a ‘who’s who’ of contemporary film criticism that brings the reader into closer contact with some of the most important filmmakers working today. Elegant and erudite, this is a key volume for twenty-first-century film studies, a volume to read again and again with pleasure and wonder.” — Wheeler Winston Dixon
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791473788
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2008
  • Series: SUNY series, Horizons of Cinema
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 227
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Atkinson is Professor of Film at the C. W. Post campus of Long Island University and former staff film critic for the Village Voice. His previous books include Flickipedia; Ghosts in the Machine: The Dark Heart of Pop Cinema; Blue Velvet; and a collection of poetry, One Hundred Children Waiting for a Train.

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Table of Contents


Michael Atkinson

Part I. Rockets from East Asia

1. Double Trouble: Tsui Hark & Ching Siu-tung
Howard Hampton

2. Bullet Ballet: Seijun Suzuki
Jonathan Rosenbaum

3. Kuala L'Impure: The Cinema of Amir Muhammad
Dennis Lim

4. A Kurosawa Kiyoshi Kit
B. Kite

5. The Bong Show: Bong Joon-ho
Ed Park

Part II. On the European Outskirts

6. Beyond the Clouds: The Films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Geoff Andrew

7. Pawel Pawlikowski: Dreaming All My Life
Jessica Winter

8. Bela Tarr
Jonathan Romney

9. Blunt Force Trauma: Andrzej Zulawski
Michael Atkinson

10. Sharunas Bartas
Laura Sinagra

Part III. Documentarians and Mad Scientists

11. Ken Jacobs
David Sterritt

12. A Few Moments of Arousal in a Film by Martin Arnold
George Toles

13. Ross McElwee
Godfrey Cheshire

14. Judith Helfand: Secret Stories, Video Diaries, and Toxic Comedy
Patricia Aufderheide

Part IV. Lost between Genre and Myth-Making

15. The Beardo: José Mojica Marins
Guy Maddin

16. Dellamorte Dellamore and Michele Soavi
Maitland McDonagh

17. Guy Maddin
Mark Peranson

18. James Fotopoulos
Ed Halter

19. Christopher Munch: For Those We Have Loved
Graham Fuller

Part V. Defiant Lions of the New Wave Generation

20. Pleasures of the Flesh: Walerian Borowczyk
David Thompson

21. Chris Marker: The Return to Work at the Wonder Factory
Joshua Clover

22. Moebius Dragstrip: Monte Hellman Circles Back
Chuck Stephens

23. The Not-Too-Long Discourses of Chantal Akerman
Stuart Klawans

List of Contributors

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