Paris Hollywood: Writings on Film

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Verso, 2002 - Performing Arts - 314 pages
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"Paris Hollywood suggests new approaches to thinking about film and many unexpected connections between film studies and the history of such strangely related activities as espionage, psychoanalysis, dance, architecture, anthropology, Stalinism, love of speed and digital technology. Wollen's book is based on the premise that there are no fixed ways of writing about the cinema but, rather, a plethora of paths leading in very different directions, each contributing to a new understanding of the 20th century's major art form."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

An Alphabet of Cinema
3
DIRECTORS AND FILMMAKERS
23
The Cinema of William Seward Burroughs
25
Viking Eggeling
39
Who the Hell Is Howard Hawks?
55
A Tale of Two Cities London and Los Angeles
66
JLG
74
Jean Rouch
93
An AngloAustrian Entanglement
134
Rules of the Game
149
The Last New Wave
164
RiffRaff Realism
183
Places and NonPlaces
199
The Canon
216
Time in Film and Video Art
233
Mismatches Acousmetres
242

FILMS AND MOVEMENTS
103
Freud as Adventurer
105
Blade Runner
123
Bock to the Future
255
Speed and the Cinema
264
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About the author (2002)

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.

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