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The Cinema of Andrzej Wajda : Directors' Cuts - John Orr

The Cinema of Andrzej Wajda

Directors' Cuts

By: John Orr (Editor), Elzbieta Ostrowska (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th March 2004
ISBN: 9781903364895
Number Of Pages: 205
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This is a timely re-assessment by international scholars of the great Polish film director who received an Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in 2000. The book covers all aspects of his work, from his early trilogy of the 1950s - A Generation, Kanal, Ashes and Diamonds - to his 1999 epic Pan Tadeusz.

Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Foreword: Cinema: Past and Presentp. ix
Preface: The Importance of Andrzej Wajdap. xviii
At the Crossroads: Irony and Defiance in the Films of Andrzej Wajdap. 1
Wajda's Imagination of Disaster: War Trauma, Surrealism and Kitschp. 15
'He Speaks To Us': The Author in Everything For Sale, Man of Marble and Pan Tadeuszp. 30
Dangerous Liaisons: Wajda's Discourse of Sex, Love and Nationp. 46
Changing Meanings of Home and Exile: From Ashes and Diamonds to Pan Tadeuszp. 64
Wajda's Filmic Representation of Polish-Jewish Relationsp. 76
Remembering and Deconstructing: The Historical Flashback in Man of Marble and Man of Ironp. 93
'Visual Eloquence' and Documentary Form: Meeting Man of Marble in Nowa Hutap. 103
Catastrophic Spectacles: Historical Trauma and the Masculine Subject in Lotnap. 116
Wajda, Grotowski and Mickiewicz: The Dialectics of Apotheosis and Derisionp. 132
Andrzej Wajda's Vision of 'The Promised Land'p. 146
As the Years Pass, As the Days Pass...--An Ironic Epicp. 160
'Ojczyzno Moja': Adapting Pan Tadeuszp. 172
Filmographyp. 190
Bibliographyp. 194
Indexp. 201
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ISBN: 9781903364895
ISBN-10: 1903364892
Series: Directors' Cuts
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 205
Published: 24th March 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.17 x 15.7  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.44