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The Cinema of the Low Countries : 24 Frames - Ernest Mathijs

The Cinema of the Low Countries

24 Frames

Paperback Published: 15th September 2004
ISBN: 9781904764007
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Films of the Low Countries have long been regarded as isolated texts. This book points to the interconnectedness between Low Countries films from different genres, regions, languages, and formats. Building on each film's relationship with its particular cultural context, the volume presents twenty-four especially commisioned essays by renowned writers, each one focusing on one key film. The volume covers the work of internationally acclaimed directors such as Joris Ivens, Henri Storck, Paul Verhoeven, and the Dardenne Brothers. Key films discussed include Turkish Delight, The Vanishing, Daughters of Darkness, Character, Rosetta, and Man Bites Dog.

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Notes on Contributors
Introduction, by Ernest Mathijs
War Is Hell( Maudite soit la guerre, 1914)
Zuiderzee(1930-33) and New Earth( Nieuwe Gronden, 1933)
Borinage( MisFre au Borinage, 1934)
Whitey( De witte, 1934)
The Trouble with Money( Komedie om Geld, 1936)
Glass( Glas, 1958)
The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short( De man die zijn haar kort liet knippen, 1965)
Mira( Mira, of de teleurgang van de waterhoek, 1971)
Daughters of Darkness( Les lFvres rouges, 1971)
Turkish Delight( Turks Fruit, 1973)
Mariken( Mariken van Nieumeghen, 1974)
Jeanne Dielman( Jeanne Dielman 23 Quai du Commerce 1080 Bruxelles, 1975)
Soldier of Orange( Soldaat van Oranje, 1977)
Twice a Woman( Twee Vrouwen, 1979)
A Question of Silence( De stilte rond Christine M., 1982)
Crazy Love(1987)
The Vanishing( Spoorloos, 1988)
A Wopbobaloobop a Lopbamboom(1989)
Toto the hero( Toto le hTros, 1991)
The Northerners( De Noorderlingen, 1992)
Man Bites Dog( C'est arrivT prFs de chez vous, 1992)
Character( Karakter, 1997)
Left Luggage( Twee koffers vol, 1998)
Rosetta(1999) Wouter Hessels Filmography
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9781904764007
ISBN-10: 1904764002
Series: 24 Frames
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 15th September 2004
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 19.0  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.68

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