Slow Movies

Slow Movies

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qIn all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility, q Agnes Varda has noted. But to capture the reality of human experience, cinema must fasten on stillness and inaction as much as motion. Slow Movies investigates movies by acclaimed international directors who in the past three decades have challenged mainstream cinema's reliance on motion and action. More than other realist art cinema, slow movies by Lisandro Alonso, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Pedro Costa, Jia Zhang-ke, Abbas Kiarostami, Cristian Mungiu, Alexander Sokurov, Bela Tarr, Gus Van Sant and others radically adhere to space-times in which emotion is repressed along with motion; editing and dialogue yield to stasis and contemplation; action surrenders to emptiness if not death.Countering the Cinema of Action Ira Jaffe. 64 Hasumi, a€œAdventure: An Essay on Pedro Costaa€. 65 Wall, video ... 82 Quoted in Dennis West and Joan M. West, a€œ Cinema Beyond Words: An Interview with Lisandro Alonsoa€, p. 36. 83 Quoted inanbsp;...

Title:Slow Movies
Author:Ira Jaffe
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2014-05-14


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