Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski Variations on Destiny and Chance

ISBN-10: 1903364914
ISBN-13: 9781903364918
Edition: 2004
Authors: Marek Haltof
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Description: Since his death in 1996, Krzysztof Kieslowski has remained the best-known contemporary Polish filmmaker and one of the most popular and respected European directors, internationally renowned for his ambitious Decalogue and Three Colors trilogy. In  More...

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publication date: 6/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Since his death in 1996, Krzysztof Kieslowski has remained the best-known contemporary Polish filmmaker and one of the most popular and respected European directors, internationally renowned for his ambitious Decalogue and Three Colors trilogy. In this new addition to the Directors'Cuts series, Marek Haltof provides a comprehensive study of Kieslowski's cinema, discussing industrial practices in Poland and stressing that the director did not fit the traditional image of a "great" East-Central European auteur. He draws a fascinating portrait of the stridently independent director's work, noting that Kieslowski was not afraid to express unpopular views in film or in life. Haltof also shows how the director's work remains unique in the context of Polish documentary and narrative cinema.

Marek Haltof is Professor at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. His recent books include the Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema (2007), Australian Cinema: The Screen Construction of Australia (in Polish, 2005), The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieślowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance (2004), and Polish National Cinema (2002).

Acknowledgements
Preface
Documenting the Unrepresented World
Film-Essays: Kieslowski and Polish Cinema in the 1970s and During the Solidarity Period
Pedestrian Subway: A Short Film About Marriage
Personnel: Art and Politics
The Scar: Managers and Their Dilemmas
The Calm: Life as It Is
Camera Buff: Meditations on Film-making
Short Working Day: Mechanisms of Power
Choices, Chances and Politics
Blind Chance: Variations on Fate
No End: Requiem for Solidarity
Entomological Observations and Metaphysics in Decalogue
The Double Life of Kieslowski: European Art Film and the Polish Context
The Double Life of Veronique: Doppelgangers and Puppeteers
The Three Colours Trilogy: The Long Films About Love
Afterword
Notes
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

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