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Martin, Adrian 1959-

Works: 49 works in 144 publications in 4 languages and 4,659 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: Author, Translator, Contributor, Commentator, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Adrian Martin
Abel Ferrara by Nicole Brenez( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 1,007 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 459 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 426 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 by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2015 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
Les cousins by Claude Chabrol( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 313 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
Mise en scène and film style : from classical Hollywood to new media art by Adrian Martin( Book )

14 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 288 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."
Once upon a time in America by Adrian Martin( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 287 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
4 by Agnès Varda( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sans toit ni loi. Mona, an aimless drifter in the French countryside, deeply touches the lives of the people she meets and confronts them with her own ideas of freedom
Movie mutations : the changing face of world cinephilia( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 281 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
Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in Wolof and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dry summer: "Follows the machinations of an unrepentantly selfish tobacco farmer who builds a dam to prevent water from flowing downhill to his neighbors' crops. ... Alongside this tale ... is one of overheated desire, as a love triangle develops between the farmer, his more decent brother, and the beautiful villager the latter takes as his bride"--Container
Mysteries of cinema : reflections on film theory, history and culture, 1982-2016 by Adrian Martin( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays of distinguished film critic Adrian Martin have long been difficult to access, so this anthology, which collects his work in one volume, will be welcomed throughout film studies. He offers in-depth analysis of many genres of films while providing a broad understanding of the history of cinema and the history of film criticism and culture. These vibrant, highly personal essays balance breadth across cinema theory with almost encyclopedic detail, ranging between aesthetics, cinephilia, film genre, criticism, philosophy, and cultural politics
Last Day Every Day: Figural Thinking from Auerbach and Kracauer to Agamben and Brenez by Adrian Martin( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mad Max movies by Adrian Martin( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first two volumes in the series, which is based on the British Film Institute film studies, will be The Devil's Playground by Christos Tsiolkas and The Mad Max Trilogy. The series aims to (re)introduce Australians to their own screen history and broaden their knowledge of screen culture
Phantasms by Adrian Martin( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 79 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( )

2 editions published in 2013 in Undetermined and held by 50 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 )

6 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2015 in Undetermined and English and held by 27 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

Mutaciones del cine contemporáneo by Jonathan Rosenbaum( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Masculin féminin : 15 faits précis
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
Alternative Names
Adrian Martin australský kritik

Адриан Мартин

Эдриан Мартин австралийский критик

English (75)

Spanish (12)

French (11)

Wolof (4)