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Terence Davies : British Film-Makers - Wendy Everett

Terence Davies

British Film-Makers

Paperback

Published: 11th March 2004
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Terence Davies has made some of the most innovative, harrowing, and hauntingly lyrical films of the contemporary era. This first ever book-length study of his work combines detailed analysis of all his films with a persuasive and stimulating investigation of key filmic issues of time and memory, identity and selfhood, and the nature of literary adaptation, as well as a previously unpublished interview with Davies himself. The book demonstrates that Davies's films successfully subvert traditional division between "popular" culture and "art-house" cinema. Gardner explores not only Davies's debt to social realism, the British Documentary movement, and Ealing comedies, but equally to the European auteur tradition and to the great Hollywood musicals and melodramas that continue to inspire him. It provides fresh insight into the centrality of music in Davies's work, and into his conviction that film itself is closer to music than to any other art form.

Introduction
Framing the director
Time, space and memory: the Terence Davies trilogy
A pattern of timeless moments: Distant Voices, Still Lives
Mapping the topographies of childhood:The Long Day Closes
Symphony for a new world?: The Neon Bible
A tapestry of small things: The House of Mirth
Music and time: a new dimension
Close up: an interview with Terence Davies
Terence Davies filmography
General filmography
Select bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780719060625
ISBN-10: 0719060621
Series: British Film-Makers
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 11th March 2004
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34