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Martin, Adrian 1959-

Works: 46 works in 133 publications in 4 languages and 4,396 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  New wave films  History  Motion pictures  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Concert films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Translator, Author, Contributor, Commentator, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adrian Martin
Abel Ferrara by Nicole Brenez( )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Panorama de l'oeuvre d'A. Ferrara qui se situe au carrefour du cinéma d'auteur, de la production industrielle et de la contre-culture underground. Sa carrière débute vraiment en 1979 avec The driller killer. Il réalise par la suite China girl, The king of New York, Bad lieutenant, Body Snatchers, New rose hotel, autant de pamphlets contre la société américaine
2 ou 3 choses que je sais d'elle = 2 or 3 things I know about her by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in French and English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this film, 'Her' refers to both Paris, the character of Juliette Janson and the actress playing her, Marina Vlady. The film is a kind of dramatised documentary, illustrating and exaggerating the emotionless lives of characters in the new Paris of the 60s, where commercialism mocks families getting by on small incomes, where prostitution is a moneyspinning option, and where people are coldly resigned and immune to the human nightmares of Vietnam, and impending Atomic war". IMDB
Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul, a young idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with incipient pop star Madeleine in 1960s Paris
Vivre sa vie : film en douze tableaux( Visual )

2 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in French and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Nana, a young Parisian who aspires to be an actress, but a downward spiral forces her into prostitution. Features include: interviews, featurettes, commentary, stills gallery, theatrical trailer, and booklet
Les cousins( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claude Chabrol crafts a sly moral fable about a provincial boy who comes to live with his sophisticated bohemian cousin in Paris. Through these seeming opposites, Chabrol conjures a darkly comic character study that questions notions of good and evil, love and jealousy, and success in the modern world. A mirror image of Le beau Serge, Les cousins recasts that film's stars, Jean-Claude Brialy and Gérard Blain, in startlingly reversed roles"--Container
Once upon a time in America by Adrian Martin( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter Sergio Leone, maestro of the spaghetti Western, spent sixteen years developing what was to be his final work--the gangster epic Once Upon a Time in America (1983). This "testament film" has a special place in Leone's oeuvre because it marries the directors typically flamboyant, expressionistic style to a story full of profound melancholy and regret. Tracing the lives of a gang of Jewish hoods from their childhood in the New York streets of the 1920s, through Prohibition and union racketeering, to the 1960s, Once Upon a Time in America centers on the relationship between Noodles (Robert De Niro) and Max (James Woods)--an intense friendship destroyed by time, the shifting tides of political history, and mutual betrayal. As well as detailing the film's genesis, its production history, and its different versions, this study considers Once Upon a Time in America in the context of Leone's evolution as a grand cinema stylist. It illuminates his themes, his method, and his aesthetic, and judges his enormous impact upon subsequent generations of filmmakers the world over
Movie mutations : the changing face of world cinephilia( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, formula-driven Hollywood blockbusters and bottom-line accounting seem to dominate the film world. In times like these can "the love of cinema" still flourish? This book shows that contemporary cinema--from Tawian and Iran to Brazil and the Baltic states--is, in fact, stunningly varied and rich. As Jonathan Rosenbaum and Adrian Martin show in this wide-ranging look at World Cinema, directors like Abbas Kiarostami, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang are now making extraordinary films equal to the great classics, previously unrecognized works from the past are being discovered, and new boundaries for the genre are being explored. Those who follow and share such work, as contributors from around the world demonstrate in these pages, are forming new communities that enable significant exchange between cultures at a time when other forces seem bent on keeping them isolated. Movie Mutations pronounces the art form alive, well, and continuing to developing in new and exciting directions
4 by Agnès Varda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cléo from 5 to 7. A girl waiting for the result of a medical examination wanders around Paris thinking she has cancer; the film focuses on her ever-changing moods, and her search for answers
Mise en scène and film style : from classical Hollywood to new media art by Adrian Martin( Book )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Styles of filmmaking have changed greatly from the classical Hollywood system, with its emphasis on narrative and character, to the current digital era of YouTube and installation art, where audiovisual spectacle takes command. The ways in which film critics and scholars have analysed these transformations in film style have also often changed. This book explores two central style concepts from the history of audiovisual criticism and theory, mise en scène and dispositif, to illuminate a wide range of film and new media examples. It argues that we need an open, inclusive and truly international approach to understand anew both old and current film and media works"--
Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in Wolof and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trances: "The ... Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the ... subject of this ... musical documentary"--Container
Last Day Every Day: Figural Thinking from Auerbach and Kracauer to Agamben and Brenez by Adrian Martin( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mad Max movies by Adrian Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasms by Adrian Martin( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 by Agnès Varda( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet accompanies the DVD box set 4 by Agnès Varda, including La pointe courte; Cléo from 5 to 7; Le Bonheur; Vagabond. Booklet includes essays by Chris Darke, Adrian Martin, Amy Taubin, and Ginette Vincendeau; plus, a foreword on each film by Varda herself
Último día cada día: y otro escrito sobre cine y filosofía by Adrian Martin( )

1 edition published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

¿Dónde se encuentra el análisis cinematográfico hoy? ¿Qué está haciendo, en la oscuridad, la teoría del cine? Este campo, tal y como ha sido definido profesionalmente (por lo menos en el mundo académico anglo-americano), está dividido actualmente entre los historiadores interesados en el contexto social que examinan las grandes formaciones de la modernidad, y los expertos en el estilo que reclaman la vuelta de cosas pasadas de moda como la visión autoral, el tono, y la puesta en escena. Pero hay también otras corrientes, vitales e inventivas, de las que apenas estamos oyendo nada en ninguno de los canales oficiales. Último día cada día, que para esta edición ha sido extendido con el ensayo "Avatares del encuentro", hace brillar una luz sobre una de estas nuevas y excitantes vías
¿Qué es el cine moderno? by Adrian Martin( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raúl Ruiz : images of passage( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Último Dia Todos os Dias (e outros escritos sobre cinema e filosofia) by Adrian Martin( )

2 editions published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onde se encontra a análise fílmica hoje? O que é que a teoria de cinema anda a desenvolver na obscuridade? Este campo, tal como foi definido profissionalmente (pelo menos no mundo académico anglo-saxónico), encontra-se actualmente dividido entre historiadores interessados no contexto das grandes formações da modernidade e connoisseurs que reclamam o regresso estilístico de coisas antiquadas como a visão autoral, o tom ou a mise-en-scène. Mas há também outras correntes, vitais e inventivas - na crítica, na internet, em pequenas revistas, em conferências renegadas um pouco por todo o lado -, que não estamos a conseguir escutar em nenhum dos canais oficiais. Último Dia Todos os Dias, de Adrian Martin - nesta edição acompanhado do ensaio "Avatares do Encontro"--, lança uma luz sobre estas novas e excitantes avenidas. Publicado originalmente como Last Day Every Day: Figural Thinking from Auerbach and Kracauer to Agamben and Brenez, em 2012, por Dead Letter Office, uma série da editora punctum books. Esta edição foi produzida conjuntamente por Centro de Estudos Comparatistas | Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa e punctum books, 2015
Mutaciones del cine contemporáneo by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple, good-hearted country cousin Charles comes to study at the Sorbonne in Paris where he stays at the luxury apartment of Paul, his cynical city cousin. Charles works hard but fails his exams, Paul doesn't but passes and gets Charles's girl. Chabrol's second feature film re-unites Jean-Claude Brialy and Gerard Blain, the two lead actors from his debut feature, 'Le Beau Serge'. Paul (Brialy) is a hedonistic and confident Parisian student living in his uncle's fashionable inner city flat. He spends his time drinking, carousing, sleeping with a variety of female friends and playing the role of matchmaker for his friends, arranging trysts in an ongoing merry go round of bed partners. He is an emotionally remote and decadent man, adhering to a dubious moral code, who approaches his friends love lives with devilish detachment. Charles (Blain) is his naive country cousin, a dedicated student, who stays with Paul whilst studying for his law exams. When Charles is introduced to Paul's swinging set, he instantaneously falls for Florence, a beautiful woman who is intrigued by Charles' innocence. Paul is perturbed as he observes the attraction between the two and the respect that Charles displays for Florence. A clash is inevitable as the rivalry for Florences affection grows. The contrast between the two main characters morality is acute, especially in their attitudes toward women. A dramatic study of class conflict and personal responsibility 'Les Cousins' is a riveting and perverse study of decadent Parisian student life. The City of Lights is captured by Decae's camera as if seen through the amazed eyes of Charles. The film won the Best Film award at the Berlin Film Festival in 1959. Also available on 16mm
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Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis
Alternative Names
Adrian Martin australský kritik

Адриан Мартин

English (67)

French (13)

Spanish (12)

Wolof (3)

Masculin féminin : 15 faits précisVivre sa vie : film en douze tableauxOnce upon a time in AmericaMovie mutations : the changing face of world cinephiliaThe Mad Max moviesPhantasms