Yuri Norstein and Tale of Tales: An Animator's Journey

Yuri Norstein and Tale of Tales: An Animator's Journey

by Clare Kitson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253218381

ISBN-13: 9780253218384

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Widely acclaimed as the best animated film of all time, Tale of Tales is a poetic amalgam of Yuri Norstein’s memories of his past and hopes and fears for the future: his post-war childhood, remnants of the personal tragedies of war, the little wolf character in the lullaby his mother used to sing, the neighbors in his crowded communal flat, the tango

Overview

Widely acclaimed as the best animated film of all time, Tale of Tales is a poetic amalgam of Yuri Norstein’s memories of his past and hopes and fears for the future: his post-war childhood, remnants of the personal tragedies of war, the little wolf character in the lullaby his mother used to sing, the neighbors in his crowded communal flat, the tango played in the park on summer evenings, and the small working-class boy’s longing to emerge from the dark central corridor of the kommunalka into a luminous world of art and poetry. In Yuri Norstein and Tale of Tales: An Animator’s Journey, Clare Kitson examines the passage of these motifs into the film and delves into later influences that also affected its genesis. More than merely a study of one animated film or a biography of its creator, Kitson’s investigation encompasses the Soviet culture from which this landmark film emerged and sheds light on creative influences that shaped the work of this acclaimed filmmaker.

John Libbey Publishing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253218384
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.49(d)

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