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Brunette, Peter

Works: 26 works in 115 publications in 4 languages and 7,664 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Film adaptations  Biography  Conference proceedings  Fiction  Motion pictures  History 
Roles: Writer of accompanying material, Editor, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Peter Brunette
Michael Haneke by Peter Brunette ( )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Peter Brunette analyzes the theatrical releases of Austrian film director Michael Haneke, including The White Ribbon, winner of the 2009 Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Perhaps best known for Cache, The Piano Teacher, and his remake of his own disturbing Funny Games, Haneke has consistently challenged critics and film viewers to consider their own responsibility for what they watch when they seek to be 'merely' entertained by such studio-produced Hollywood thrillers. Brunette highlights Haneke's brilliant use of uncompromising visual and aural techniques to express complex themes. His most recent films contain what has become his hallmark: a moment of violence or shock that is not intended to be exploitative, but that nevertheless goes beyond the conventional boundaries of most art cinema. Lauded for graphically revealing the powerful influence of contemporary media on social behaviour, his films offer a chilling critique of contemporary consumer society. Brunette discusses Haneke's major releases in English, French, and German, including the film that first brought him to international attention, Benny's Video. The first full-length study of Haneke's work in any language, this book also includes an interview with the director that explores his motivations and methods
Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drame de moeurs. Un jour que Tom, photographe londonien, est à l'oeuvre dans un parc, il surprend deux amants et la jeune femme exige qu'il lui remette ses négatifs. Tom s'y refuse mais donne rendez-vous à l'inconnue à son studio. En développant les photos, il s'aperçoit, grâce à des agrandissements, que son appareil a enregistré un crime. Il se rend au parc où il découvre un cadavre. De retour chez lui, il constate qu'on lui a volé les photos et, le lendemain, le mort a disparu
Roberto Rossellini by Peter Brunette ( Book )
19 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The films of Michelangelo Antonioni by Peter Brunette ( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Films of Michelangelo Antonioni provides an overview of the Italian director's life and work and examines six of his most important and intellectually challenging films. L'avventura, La notte, and L'eclisse, released in the early 1960s, form the trilogy that first brought the director to international attention. Red Desert was his first film in color. Blow-up, shot in English and set in swinging London, became one of the best-known (and most notorious) films of its era. The Passenger, starring Jack Nicholson, is the greatest work of Antonioni's maturity. Rather than emphasizing the angst and alienation of Antonioni's characters, Peter Brunette places the films in the context of the director's ongoing social and political analysis of the Italy of the great postwar economic boom and demonstrates how they depend on painterly abstraction for their expressive effects."--Jacket
Deconstruction and the visual arts : art, media, architecture ( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese : interviews by Martin Scorsese ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Francesco, giullare di Dio The flowers of St. Francis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a series of simple and joyous vignettes, director Roberto Rossellini and co-writer Federico Fellini lovingly convey the universal teachings of The People's Saint: humility, faith, and sacrifice. Gorgeously photographed to evoke the medieval paintings of Saint Francis' time, and cast with monks from the Nocera Inferiore Monastery"--Container
Screen/play : Derrida and film theory by Peter Brunette ( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wong Kar-wai by Peter Brunette ( Book )
11 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wong Kar-Wai traces this immensely exciting director's perennial themes of time, love, and loss, and examines the political implications of his films, especially concerning the handover of former British colony Hong Kong to the People's Republic of China. This book is the first in any language to cover all of Wong's work, from his first film, As Tears Go By, to his most recent, the still unreleased 2046. It also includes his best?known, highly honored films, Chungking Express, Happy Together, and above all, In the Mood for Love. Most importantly, Peter Brunette describes the ways in which Wong's supremely visual films attempt to create a new form of cinema by relying on stunning, suggestive visual images and audio tracks to tell their story, rather than on traditional notions of character, dialogue, and plot. The question of Wong Kar-wai's use of genre film techniques in art films is also explored in depth
Shoot the piano player : François Truffaut, director by François Truffaut ( Book )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I bambini ci guardano The children are watching us ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother
Amarcord by Federico Fellini ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the director's memories of love, sex, politics, family life and growing up in a small Italian town in the 1930's
Tirez sur le pianiste Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A famous concert pianist takes refuge from his former life by working under a pseudonym in a sleazy Parisian bar. He becomes embroiled in the criminal underworld when he helps his petty crook brothers escape from gangsters, with tragic consequences
Conversations with filmmakers ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thinking bodies ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays collected in this volume attest to a renewal of philosophical interest in how bodies think and how thought is embodied, a philosophy that has been deeply influenced by literature, the arts, and psychoanalysis. The contributors here consider the body in thought at the dawning of a 'postmodern' world that demands new ethical reflection, and they all cross in some ways the lines of division traditionally drawn between art and philosophy, high and low, first and third cultures. They do so using the body as common ground for their passage. The contributors provide a wide range of approaches to the bodily dimension of ideas in post-structuralist criticism from differing historical perspectives
The Society for Cinema Studies translation series by The Society for Cinema Studies ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Companion to Italian Cinema by Peter Brunette ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deconstruction and the visual arts : art, media and architecture ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Oliver Stone : interviews by Oliver Stone ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Oscar Preview ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This weekend, Hollywood's biggest stars and most powerful movie moguls gather for the annual Academy Awards ceremony. A panel of film critics joins Diane to talk about this year's nominees
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