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Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski : The Liminal Image - Joe Kickasola

Films of Krzysztof Kieslowski

The Liminal Image

Paperback Published: 22nd June 2004
ISBN: 9780826415592
Number Of Pages: 352

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Perhaps the greatest European director of the last 30 years, Krzsztof Kieslowski created a remarkable body of work in a relatively short period of time. His films are loved around the world for their dramatic power and consummate artistry.

Kieslowski's cinematic style stands apart in several important respects: his mastery of abstract imagery, his innovative use of sound and his deliberate circumvention of standard cinematic codes. Unlike many other "art" directors - who often fail to rise above commentary on the medium itself - Kieslowski uses these stylistic liberties to explore his philosophical concerns: fate, God, suffering, and love. Through close analysis of films like The Decalogue, The Double Life of Veronique, Blue, White and Red, Joe Kickasola identifies the unique qualities, and artistic legacy, of this great director.

"One of the great virtues of Kickasola's book is the seriousness with which it takes Kieslowski's own seriousness about the possibility of transcendence. " -Chronicle of Higher Education, February 18, 2005

History - biography - history
Which Kieslowski?p. 3
Immediacy, abstraction, and transcendencep. 41
The films (1966-1994)
Early works (1966-1988)p. 93
The decalogue (ten film series, 1988)p. 161
The later features (1991-1994) : The double life of Veronique and The three colors trilogyp. 242
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ISBN: 9780826415592
ISBN-10: 0826415598
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 22nd June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 15.37  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1