The Cinema of Agnes Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

The Cinema of Agnes Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

by Delphine Benezet


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231169752
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication date: 05/20/2014
Series: Directors' Cuts Series
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Delphine Bénézet teaches comparative literature in the School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film at Queen Mary, University of London.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Beginnings
1. Agnes Varda: A Woman Within History
2. Aesthetics and Technique
3. Varda's Ethics of Filming
4. Poetics of Space
5. Cinecriture and Originality

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Florence Martin

Delphine Bénézet fills a crucial gap in the scholarship on Agne's Varda by tackling her 'neglected films' and installations. Written in a clear, flowing prose, her essay illuminates Varda in a refreshing, new light.

Judith Mayne

Delphine Bénézet's study of Agne's Varda explores the multi-faceted productions of this exceptional and influential creator, including her films (from essays to fiction features to autobiographical reflections) and her installations. Discussions of Varda's best-known films are accompanied by analyses of those that have received far less critical attention, and the author's focus on Varda's particular production methods, as well as the historical contexts that shaped her interventions, enhance our understanding and appreciation of the contributions of this unique visual artist. Bénézet's book will be of interest to specialists as well as to those discovering Varda for the first time.

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