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eBook Paris Hollywood: Writings on Film ePub

by Peter Wollen

  • ISBN: 1859846718
  • Category: Movies
  • Subcategory: Entertainment
  • Author: Peter Wollen
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Verso; Text is Free of Markings edition (December 2002)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1467 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1707 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Peter Wollen was Chair of the Department of Film, Television and New Media at the University of California, Los Angeles. His other books include Paris/Hollywood: Writings on Film and Paris/Manhattan: Writings on Art.

Peter Wollen was Chair of the Department of Film, Television and New Media at the University of California, Los Angeles. However, he is also the author of the terrifyingly influential, Signs and Meaning In The Cinema, which, thanks to Wollen's lucid prose style, is a lot less intimidating to read than the prose of his many imitators.

Paris Hollywood book. In this new collection of essays on film, all written over the last. Full of fascinating new insights, Peter Wollen’s new book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about film but, rather, a plethora of paths leading in very different directions, each contributing to a new understanding of the twentieth century’s major art-form.

Paris Hollywood: Writings on Film, by Peter Wollen. Arts Council of Great Britain, 1981. Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, by Peter Wollen. Victor Burgin", by Peter Wollen & Francette Pacteau.

In this new collection of essays on film, all written over the last ten years, Peter Wollen explores an extraordinarily wide range of topics, stretching from an analysis of 'Time in Film and Video Art' to a study of 'Riff-Raff Realism' in British films.

In this new collection of essays on the cinema, all written over the last ten years, Peter Wollen explores an extraordinarily wide range of topics, stretching from an analysis of time in film and video art to a study of Riff-Raff Realism in British film. Provocative essays discuss the work both of established auteur directors such as Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock as well as the filmmaking careers of such experimental moviemakers as William Burroughs and Viking Eggeling, the dadaist pioneer of abstract film.

Peter Wollen, who wrote and directed the early Tilda Swinton movie Friendship's Death and penned Signs and Meaning in the Cinema, an influential 1969 book about film theory, has died. He was 81. Wollen died Tuesday in Haslemere, Surrey, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's, his son, Chad Wollen, announced.

Peter Wollen's book new is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about the film but, rather, a plethora of paths leading in very different directions, each contributing to a new understanding of the twentieth century's major art form. Format Paperback 275 pages. Dimensions 17. 9 x 18. 7 x 2. 8mm 468g. Publication date 17 Nov 2002. Publisher Verso Books. Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom.

Wollen has taught film at a number of universities and is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. Reaktion Books, 2003. Paris Hollywood-Writings on Film", by Peter Wollen. Electronic Shadows-The Art of Tina Keane", by Peter Wollen, Jean Fisher, and Richard Dyer. Black Dog Publishing, 2005. Paris, Manhattan-Writings on Art", by Peter Wollen. Making Time-Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video and Film," by Amy Cappellazzo, Peter Wollen, and Adriano Pedrosa. Distributed Art Publishers, 2000. Addressing the Century -100 Years of Art and Fashion", by Peter Wollen.

In this new collection of essays on film, all written over the last ten years, Peter Wollen explores an extraordinarily wide range of topics, stretching from an analysis of ‘Time in Film and Video Art’ to a study of ‘Riff-Raff Realism’ in British films. There are provocative discussions of the works of established auteur directors such as Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock and of the film-making careers of such experimental movie-makers as William Burroughs and Viking Eggeling, the dadaist pioneer of abstract film. The collection also includes fascinating studies of a number of film classics, such as John Huston’s Freud, Jean Renoir’s Rules of the Game and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.Other essays deal with the relationship of film to the other arts, such as dance and architecture, and explore the interaction between film and anthropology. This is not a theoretical book but it is one that suggests many new approaches to thinking about film and many unexpected connections between film studies and the history of such strangely  related activities as espionage, psychoanalysis, Stalinism, love of speed and digital technology. Full of fascinating new insights, Peter Wollen’s new book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about film but, rather, a plethora of paths leading in very different directions, each contributing to a new understanding of the twentieth century’s major art-form.