By Yvonne Tasker
Fifty modern Filmmakers examines the paintings of of a few of brand new preferred, unique and influential cinematic voices from world wide. the themes of those fifty essays are drawn from such assorted cinematic traditions as Europe cinema, mainstream Hollywood videos, self sufficient American movie, chinese language and eastern cinema. between these featured during this full of life reference are:
* Pedro Almodovar * Luc Besson * Joel and Ethan Coen * David Cronenberg * Julie sprint * Hal Hartley * David Lynch * Martin Scorsese * Lars Von Trier * Wim Wenders
These essays outlines its subject's profession, discussing the main motion pictures, the genres within which she or he works, references and relationships to different motion pictures and filmmakers, and concluding with an overview of his or her prestige as an auteur. With each one access supplemented through a filmography, references and recommendations for extra studying, this can be a advisor to trendy cinema which scholars of, or somebody drawn to, modern movie will locate integral.
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37±8. 5 Robin Wood, Sexual Politics and Narrative Film: Hollywood and Beyond, New York, Columbia University Press, 1998. 6 Chris Chang, `Absorbing Alternative', Film Comment, vol. 30, no. 5, 1994, pp. 47±53. 7 Norman Klein, The History of Forgetting: Los Angeles and the Erasure of Memory, London, Verso, 1997. 8 Mike Davis, City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles, London, Verso, 1990. 9 Chris Chang, op. , pp. 50±3.
13 Aoyama, `Yo wa ika ni shite', op. , pp. 171±2. 14 Aoyama, interview. 15 Ibid. 16 Aoyama, `Yo wa ika ni shite', op. , p. 175. 24 GREGG ARAKI Filmography It's Not in the Textbook! / KyoÅkasho ni nai! (1995) also screenplay Helpless (1996) also screenplay, music 1/5 (1996) 8 min. short for the `Celebrate Cinema 101' compilation AWeapon in My Heart / Waga mune ni kyoÅki ari (1996) also screenplay, music Chinpira / Two Punks (1996) WiLd LIFe (1997) also screenplay (with SatoÅ Kumi), music An Obsession / Tsumetai chi (1997) also co-producer, screenplay, music, editing (with SatoÅ Kumi) Shady Grove (1999) also screenplay (with SatoÅ Kumi), music EM/Embalming (1999) also screenplay (with Hashimoto IzoÅ), music, editing (with Ueno SoÅichi) June 12 1998 (1999) video documentary Eureka (2000) also screenplay, music, editing To the Alley / Roji e: Nakagami Kenji no nokoshita firumu (2000) documentary Desert Moon / Tsuki no saoÂaku (2001) also screenplay, editing Note: all music credits shared with Yamada Isao.
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