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The Cinema of István Szabó : Visions of Europe / John Cunningham.

Author/Creator:
Cunningham, John author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2014]
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Book
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Series:
Directors' Cuts
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
István Szabó is one of Hungary's most celebrated and best-known film directors, and the only Hungarian to have won an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, for Mephisto (1981). In a career spanning over five decades Szabó has relentlessly examined the place of the individual in European history, particularly those caught up in the turbulent events of Central Europe and his own native Hungary. His protagonists struggle to find a place for themselves, some meaning in their lives, security and a sense of being, against a background of two world wars (Colonel Redl, Confidence), the Holocaust (Sunshine), the Hungarian Uprising and the Cold War (Father, 25 Fireman's Street, Taking Sides). This is the first English-language study of all his feature films and uses material from interviews with Szabó and his collaborators. Also included are chapters on his formative years, including his time at the famous Budapest Film Academy and the relationship of the state to the film industry in Hungary.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1. Born Into The Storm
2. Growing Up, Film School and 1956
3. The Early Films
4. The 'Budapest' Films
5. Tales from Mitteleuropa
6. New Europe, New Hungary, New Problems
7. 'The man who comes from somewhere else is always suspect'
8. To Go or Stay?
9. Adaptations
10. The Controversy Surrounding the Events of 1957 and After
11. Szabó, Hungarian Cinema and the Question of Censorship - A Note
12. Some Conclusions
Notes
Filmography
Bibliography
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231850704
OCLC:
890722704
Publisher Number:
10.7312/cunn17198 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.