Surrealism and Cinema

Overview

Tracing the work of Luis Buñuel, Jacques Prévert, Nelly Kaplan, Walerian Borowcyzk, Jan vankmajer, Raul Ruiz and Alejandro Jodorowsky, this book charts the history of surrealist filmmaking in both Europe and Hollywood from the 1920s to the present day. At once a critical introduction and a provocative re-evaluation, Surrealism and Cinema is essential reading for anyone interested in surrealist ideas and art and the history of film.

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Overview

Tracing the work of Luis Buñuel, Jacques Prévert, Nelly Kaplan, Walerian Borowcyzk, Jan vankmajer, Raul Ruiz and Alejandro Jodorowsky, this book charts the history of surrealist filmmaking in both Europe and Hollywood from the 1920s to the present day. At once a critical introduction and a provocative re-evaluation, Surrealism and Cinema is essential reading for anyone interested in surrealist ideas and art and the history of film.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845202262
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 6/4/2006
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Richardson has published widely on surrealism, having edited two volumes of surrealist stories, The Identity of Things and The Myth of the World, a collection of Georges Bataille's writings on surrealism, The Absence of Myth, and a collection of writings by Caribbean surrealist writers, Refusal of the Shadow. He is currently visiting professor at Waseda University, Tokyo.

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Table of Contents


Introduction: Surrealist film theory and practice
* Surrealism and Popular Culture
* Luis Buñuel and the Snares of Desire
* Jacques Prévert and the Poetry of the Eventual
* Surrealism and Hollywood
* Surrealism and the Documentary
* Nelly Kaplan and Sexual Revenge
* Walerian Borowczyk and the Touch of Desire
* Jan vankmajer and the Life of Objects
* Panique: A Ceremony Beyond the Absurd
* The Baroque Heresy of Ral Ruiz
* Surrealism and Contemporary Cinema
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