Postcards from the Cinema

Postcards from the Cinema Postcards from the Cinema is the book Serge Daney one of the greatest of film critics never wrote It is based around an interview that was to be the starting point for a book a project cut short by

  • Title: Postcards from the Cinema
  • Author: Serge Daney Paul Grant
  • ISBN: 9781845206512
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Paperback
  • Postcards from the Cinema is the book Serge Daney, one of the greatest of film critics, never wrote It is based around an interview that was to be the starting point for a book, a project cut short by Daney s death Postcards turns a history of cinema into a profound meditation on the art and politics of film Daney s passionate and lucid engagement with film, combined wiPostcards from the Cinema is the book Serge Daney, one of the greatest of film critics, never wrote It is based around an interview that was to be the starting point for a book, a project cut short by Daney s death Postcards turns a history of cinema into a profound meditation on the art and politics of film Daney s passionate and lucid engagement with film, combined with his concern for journalistic clarity, effectively created film criticism as a genre Equally at home with the theories of Deleuze, Lacan and Debord as he was with the movie making of Bunuel, Godard and Ray, Daney was also a fan of Jerry Lewis and Hitchcock At the same time and before his time he championed the critical analysis of television and other audio visual media Long awaited, this is the first book length translation of Daney s work, testimony to a life lived with a fierce love of film.

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    1. Such an odd collection—odd in the sense that it feels like such a breezy, straightforward read while reading it, but step away for a moment and its complexity and mystery is immediately sensed (frankly, I now feel like I really haven't grasped much of it all). The long essay that opens the collection, the justifiably famous "The Tracking Shot in Kapo," sets the stage for many of the themes that will reoccur constantly throughout the collection: cinephilia, obviously, but mixed liberally with a [...]

    2. Daney's writings on the cinema read like poetry. Intimate and profound, this is probably one of my favourite compilations on the power and efficacy of the moving image. In Kapo he reminds me of the importance of stillness and contemplation. Then right towards the end of this little book I find an important passage that sums up so much of my thoughts as of late. Long but can't help but write it down so as not to forget: "There is one essential thing that I have to say because it's worth everythin [...]

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