Kieslowski on Kieslowski

ISBN-10: 0571173284
ISBN-13: 9780571173280
Edition: 1995
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Description: Krzystof Kieslowski untimely death in 1996 robbed cinema of one of its great visionaries. Decalogue, The Double Life of Veronique and the Three Colours trilogy earned Kieslowski his reputation as a world-class film-maker. He was notoriously  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Faber & Faber, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/13/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Krzystof Kieslowski untimely death in 1996 robbed cinema of one of its great visionaries. Decalogue, The Double Life of Veronique and the Three Colours trilogy earned Kieslowski his reputation as a world-class film-maker. He was notoriously reticent, and even dismissive of his work and talent, but these frank and detailed discussions showed a passion for film-making that animated a life disrupted by both Hilter and Stalin and the legacy these figures left in Eastern Europe. His struggle to work as a film-maker mirrors the struggle of Poland to reassert its identity. In 1989, when the Berlin Wall collapsed and Eastern European states overthrew the oppressive Soviet burden, his orientation gravitated towards France. Moving between Poland and France, Kieslowski created some of the most important cinematic works of the Nineties.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Epigraph
Background
Returning Home
Film School
The Unique Role of Documentaries
From the City of Lodz
I Was a Soldier
Workers '71
Curriculum vitae
First Love
Hospital
I Don't Know
From a Night Porter's Point of View
Station
The Feature Films
In Order to Learn: Pedestrian Subway
A Metaphor for Life: Personnel
A Flawed Script: The Scar
A 'Period Piece': The Calm
A Trap: Camera Buff
Chance or Fate: Blind Chance
The Communist Virus: Short Working Day
We All Bowed Our Heads: No End
The Decalogue
A Short Film about Killing
A Short Film about Love
Pure Emotions: The Double Life of Veronique
'I Don't Like the Word "Success"'
Three Colours
Notes
Filmography
Index

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