By Anthony Paraskeva
Drawing on lately released letters, archival fabric and creation notebooks, Samuel Beckett and Cinema is the 1st e-book to envision comprehensively the whole volume of Beckett's engagement with cinema and its effect on his paintings for level and monitor. The booklet situates Beckett in the context of first and moment wave modernist filmmaking, together with the paintings of figures equivalent to Vertov, Keaton, Lang, Epstein, Flaherty, Dreyer, Godard, Bresson, Resnais, Duras, Rogosin and Hitchcock.
By studying the parallels among Beckett's equipment, as a writer-director, and specific strategies, similar to the embodied presence of the digital camera, using asynchronous sound, and the cross-pollination of theatricality and cinema, in addition to the connections among his collaborators and the nouvelle obscure, the e-book unearths how Beckett's aesthetic is essentially altered via his paintings for the monitor, and his formative encounters with modernist movie culture.
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Samuel Beckett and Cinema (Historicizing Modernism) by Anthony Paraskeva