Paris Hollywood: Writings on Film
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
An Alphabet of Cinema
DIRECTORS AND FILMMAKERS
The Cinema of William Seward Burroughs
Who the Hell Is Howard Hawks?
A Tale of Two Cities London and Los Angeles
An AngloAustrian Entanglement
Rules of the Game
The Last New Wave
Places and NonPlaces
Time in Film and Video Art
FILMS AND MOVEMENTS
Freud as Adventurer
Bock to the Future
Speed and the Cinema
Other editions - View all
aesthetic American Andre Bazin Angeles architecture artists auteurs avant-garde Bazin became began black market Blade Runner Brion Gysin British cinema British film Burroughs Cabaret Voltaire Cahiers du Cinema camera canon character Cinematheque Citizen Kane classic course create critics culture Cut-Ups Daney Derek Jarman director dream Eggeling Eggeling's Eisenstein English eventually fascination father film-makers finally Fliess French French New Wave Freud Game genre global Graham Greene Greenaway Gysin Hawks's Hitchcock Hollywood Howard Hawks Huston Ibid idea industry Jean Rouch Jean-Luc Godard kind Korda language later London look Michael modern montage narrative noir non-places Paris Philby played political post-war produced realism Renoir role Rouch Rules Sartre Sartre's screen script seems Serge Daney shot silent Smolka sound soundtrack space spiv spiv film star story studio television tradition Truffaut Vienna visual Wave words writing York