The Cinema of Central Europe
Edited by Peter Hames
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Cinema of Central Europe by Peter Hames
Book DescriptionThis new volume in the "Twenty-Four Frames" series focuses on twenty-four key Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, and Polish films from the twenties to the present. Between the wars the cinemas of Hungary, Poland, and the former Czechoslovakia each claimed their pioneers of early cinema and attained significant levels of production. They first attracted international attention in the 1930s, confirming this status with a succession of politically and aesthetically challenging films from the 1950s to the present. The work of directors such as Andrzej Wajda, Mikl's Jancs?, Jir? Menzel, Istv?n Szab?, M?rta M?sz?ros, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Jan Avankmajer, and B?la Tarr are discussed. There are in depth studies of films such as Ashes and Diamonds, The Round-Up, The Shop on Main Street, Closely Watched Trains, Alice, The Decalogue, and Satantango.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781904764205
(254mm x 178mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Wallflower Press
Publisher: Wallflower Press
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Hames
Czech and Slovak Cinema, Paperback (August 2010)
Examines the key themes and traditions of Czech and Slovak cinema, linking inter-war and post-war cinemas together with developments in the post-Communist period.
Cinema of Jan Svankmajer, Paperback (January 2008)
Explores the legacy of Jan Svankmajer, the legendary Czech surrealist filmmaker, a key influence on directors such as Terry Gilliam and Tim Burton, and one of the greatest animators in cinema history. It features contributions from scholars and colleagues within the Czech Surrealist movement, as well as a chapter on Svankmajer's feature films.
Czechoslovak New Wave, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Peter Hames
Offers a study of the significant film movement in post-war Central and East European cinema, examining the origins and development of the Czech New Wave and the Slovak Wave of the late 1960s against a background of the political and cultural developments that led to the Prague Spring of 1968.
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Author Biography - Peter Hames
Peter Hames is honorary research associate in film and media studies at Staffordshire University. His books include The Czechoslovak New Wave and, as editor, Dark Alchemy: The Films of Jan Avankmajer.
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