The Films Of Yvonne Rainer

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"To read Rainer's screenplays is to rediscover, even reinvent, the films all over again, but more importantly to realize that images and mise-en-scène are as key to how Rainer's films work as is language." —The Independent

"The scripts record the unique structure of [Rainer's] films, the stresses, strains, and crackling of voices layering over and into one another. Their publication is an important moment for feminist film." —Cineaste

"Rainer's films are not highly accessible but are important to the critical imagination as an example of the

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"To read Rainer's screenplays is to rediscover, even reinvent, the films all over again, but more importantly to realize that images and mise-en-scène are as key to how Rainer's films work as is language." —The Independent

"The scripts record the unique structure of [Rainer's] films, the stresses, strains, and crackling of voices layering over and into one another. Their publication is an important moment for feminist film." —Cineaste

"Rainer's films are not highly accessible but are important to the critical imagination as an example of the sustained exploration of political and feminist theory." —Choice

"Rainer's important work in the area of avant-garde filmmaking in the seventies and eighties is amply recorded in this book... " —Cantrills Filmnotes'

The scripts of Rainer's five films, presented here along with essays, an interview, and bibliography, demonstrate the evolution of her political consciousness as well as her creative engagement with the contemporary film and cultural scene. These texts challenge the illusionist and ideological presumptions of mainstream culture and cinema.

Indiana University Press

A demonstration of the evolution of her political consciousness as well as her creative engagement with the contemporary film and cultural scene.

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Covers evidence of the Holocaust existing on film and video tape (rise of Nazism resistance, partisans, listed are all located in Israel, regardless of where they were originally produced. Indexed by language and subject. Brings together Rainer's film scripts to date, along with a major introduction to her films and a bibliography. Considers her work in relation to social criticism, film theory, feminism, narrative, and the economics and politics of independent filmmaking. Paper edition (unseen), $12.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Foreword
by Teresa de Lauretis

Yvonne Rainer: An Introduction
by B. Ruby Rich

Impossible Projections
by Berenice Reynaud

Interview with Yvonne Rainer
by Mitchell Rosenbaum

Illustrations

Film Scripts

Lives of Performers
Film About a Woman Who...
Kristina Talking Pictures
Journeys from Berlin/1971
The Man Who Envied Women

Filmography

Bibliography
compliled by Patricia White

Indiana University Press

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