Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action Ira Jaffe

ISBN: 9780231169783

Published: June 2nd 2014

Hardcover

256 pages


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Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action  by  Ira Jaffe

Slow Movies: Countering the Cinema of Action by Ira Jaffe
June 2nd 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 256 pages | ISBN: 9780231169783 | 5.14 Mb

“In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility,” 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 investigatesMore“In all film there is the desire to capture the motion of life, to refuse immobility,” 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.



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