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Brunette, Peter

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Most widely held works by Peter Brunette
Wong Kar-wai by Peter Brunette( )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 2,111 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
Michael Haneke by Peter Brunette( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,870 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
Screen/play : Derrida and film theory by Peter Brunette( )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Brunette and David Wills extend the work of Jacques Derrida into a new realm--with rewarding consequences. Although Derrida has never addressed film theory directly in his writings, Brunette and Wills argue that the ideas he has developed in his critique of the logocentric foundations of Western thought, especially his notion of "Writing," can be usefully applied to film theory and analysis. They maintain that such an application might even begin to shift film from its traditional position within the visual arts to a new place in the media and information sciences. This book also supplies a fascinating introduction to Derrida for the general reader. The authors begin by explaining, in political terms, why film theorists have neglected Derrida's work. Next they offer a Derridean critique of the assumptions of contemporary film studies. Then, drawing on his recently translated The Truth in Painting as well as on other, relatively unknown texts such as Droit de regards, they discuss his ideas in relation to the cinema and present two film analyses--of Truffaut's The Bride Wore Black and of Lynch's Blue Velvet--that attempt to demonstrate the notion of an "anagrammatical," radical reading practice. Finally, they focus on Derrida's neglected book, The Post Card, and situate cinema in terms of a new definition of the technological. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Blowup by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professional photographer secretly takes pictures of a couple in a park and later finds that blowing up the photograph reveals evidence of a murder
Roberto Rossellini by Peter Brunette( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full-length study in any language of the most significant film director of Italian Neorealism. Peter Brunette combines close analyses of Roberto Rossellini's formal and narrative style with a thorough account of his position in the political and cultural landscape of postwar Italy. More than forty films are explored, including Open City, Paisan, Voyage to Italy, The Rise to Power of Louis XIV, and films made in the director's later years that documented crucial epochs in human history. Brunette's book is based on eight years of research, during which he interviewed members of the director's family as well as Rossellini himself. Brunette also draws on an enormous body of European and American criticism and discusses the various intellectual debates spawned by the director's work. This landmark study is both a comprehensive introduction to one of the most influential practitioners of the contemporary cinema and a boldly original discussion of Italian Neorealism."--Publisher's description
The films of Michelangelo Antonioni by Peter Brunette( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 872 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 )

14 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese : interviews by Martin Scorsese( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many critics and film historians throughout the world praise Martin Scorsese as the greatest living American director. In this collection of interviews covering a period of two decades Scorsese's own words, sometimes emotionally direct and always revealing, trace his astonishing career. Like a Scorsese film, a Scorsese interview is daring and impassioned and is charged with his trademark wit and brilliance
Shoot the piano player : François Truffaut, director by François Truffaut( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenplay of 1960 French film with analysis. The film shocked and delighted critics and audiences with its sudden shifts of tone and mood, its willful play with grenre stereotypes, and its hilarious in-jokes. Along with Godard's Breathless, the two films heralded the arrival of the so-called New Wave of low-budget, shooting location and cinema as the personal statement of an author. Truffaut was one of the directors who paved the way for a postmodern aesthetic
I bambini ci guardano = The children are watching us( Visual )

8 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four-year-old boy is trapped in a loveless family with his suicidal father and his adulteress mother
Blowup( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London photographer takes some pictures of a couple in a park and discovers that he may have recorded evidence of a murder
Amarcord( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in Italian and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the Fascist period, Federico Fellini satirizes his youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nino Rota's classic, nostalgia-tinged score."--Container
Shoot the piano player by François Truffaut( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flowers of St. Francis = Francesco, giullare di Dio by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

2 editions published between 1950 and 2005 in Italian and held by 24 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 humility, faith, and sacrifice of the People's Saint--Container
Blow up (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London photographer takes some pictures of a couple in a park and discovers that he may have recorded evidence of a murder
Francesco, giullare di Dio = The flowers of St. Francis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in Italian and held by 11 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 humility, faith, and sacrifice of the People's Saint--Container
Las artes espaciales una entrevista con Jacques Derrida (1) by Peter Brunette( )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thinking bodies( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 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
Documents de civilisation( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Companion to Italian Cinema by Peter Brunette( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Michael HanekeBlowupRoberto RosselliniThe films of Michelangelo AntonioniDeconstruction and the visual arts : art, media, architectureMartin Scorsese : interviewsShoot the piano player : François Truffaut, directorThinking bodies
Alternative Names
Peter Brunette American film critic

Peter Brunette Amerikaans biograaf (1943-2010)

English (144)

Italian (15)

Turkish (2)

Spanish (2)

French (1)