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The Cinema of Agnès Varda : Resistance and Eclecticism / Delphine Benezet.

Author/Creator:
Bénézet, Delphine author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Series:
Directors' Cuts
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Motion picture producers and directors -- France.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- France.
Language:
In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical films for over half a century. Many of these are considered by scholars, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, and unforgettable. This volume considers her production as a whole, revisiting overlooked films like Mur, Murs/Documenteur (1980-81), and connecting her cinema to recent installation work. This study demonstrates how Varda has resisted norms of representation and diktats of production. It also shows how she has elaborated a personal repertoire of images, characters, and settings, which all provide insight on their cultural and political contexts. The book thus offers new readings of this director's multifaceted rêveries, arguing that her work should be seen as an aesthetically influential and ethically-driven production where cinema is both a political and collaborative practice, and a synesthetic art form.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Beginnings
Chapter One. Agnès Varda: A Woman Within History
Chapter Two. Aesthetics and Technique
Chapter Three. Varda's Ethics of Filming
Chapter Four. Poetics of Space
Chapter Five. Cinécriture and Originality
Conclusion
Filmography
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 08. Jul 2019)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9780231850612
OCLC:
879946002
Publisher Number:
10.7312/bene16974 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.