Philippe Grandrieux is one of cinema's only living true radicals and feted as one of the most innovative and important film makers of his generation. His consistently controversial work remains, however, relatively unknown outside of the international art film festival circuit. In this volume, the first book-length study of the work of Grandrieux in any language, Greg Hainge provides an overview and critical analysis of Grandrieux's entire career during which he has produced works for television, video installations, photography, performance pieces, documentary films, short films and prize-winning feature films. As well as providing an overview, the book argues that a critical appraisal of his work necessarily leads us to problematize many of the critical orthodoxies that have been formed in recent times, to reject the concept of a haptic cinema and to supplant this instead with the idea of a sonic cinema.
About the Author
Greg Hainge is Reader in French at the University of Queensland, Australia. He is the author of Noise Matters: Towards an Ontology of Noise (Bloomsbury 2013), a monograph on Céline and numerous articles on music, cinema, philosophy and literature. He is Editor-in-Chief of Culture Theory and Critique and serves on the editorial boards of Studies in French Cinema, Contemporary French Civilization, Etudes Céliniennes and Corps.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Chapter 1. In the Beginning.
Chapter 2. The Television Years.
Chapter 3. Long-Form Documentaries.
Chapter 4. Intermezzo.
Chapter 5. Sombre (1998).
Chapter 6. La Vie nouvelle [A New Life] (2002).
Chapter 7. The Turban to Nature.
Chapter 8. Un lac [A Lake] (2008).
Chapter 9. Recent Works.
Afterword - Sonic Cinema