Leos Carax

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Manchester University Press, Dec 19, 2003 - Performing Arts - 188 pages
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Leos Carax is the first book in any language to study the films of this "enfant terrible" of contemporary French cinema. Paris, pop music, "flānerie" and "amour fou," "mannerist" and "neo-baroque" aesthetics, the Nouvelle Vague and contemporary "naturalist" cinema--these key ingredients of the worlds of Carax's four films (including Les Amants du Pont Neuf and Pola X) are examined here. The authors draw on a variety of intellectual sources, from Deleuze's philosophy and Cahiers-based film criticism to the theory of art and literary monographs in order to disentangle the complex web of biographical mythology, formal and intellectual cinematic concerns, flamboyant imagery and intertextual references woven by Carax and his films in the last two decades of the 20th century.
  

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Contents

Boy Meets Girl Mauvais Sang and the nouvelle vague
30
Les Amants du PontNeufand the spectacle
103
PolaX or Caraxs ambiguities
137
FILMOGRAPHY
177
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Fergus Daly is a freelance writer and academic and is the co-director of the documentary film 'Abbas Kiarostami: The Art of Living'. Garin Dowd is Principal Lecturer in Critical Theory and Film in the London College of Music and Media at Thames Valley University in London

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