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The Resource Carl Theodor Dreyer's Gertrud : the moving word, James Schamus

Carl Theodor Dreyer's Gertrud : the moving word, James Schamus

Label
Carl Theodor Dreyer's Gertrud : the moving word
Title
Carl Theodor Dreyer's Gertrud
Title remainder
the moving word
Statement of responsibility
James Schamus
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"If there is one film in the canon of Carl Theodor Dreyer that can be said to be, as Jacques Lacan might have put it, his most "painfully enjoyable," it is Gertrud. The film's Paris premier in 1964 was covered by the Danish press as a national scandal; it was lambasted on its release for its lugubrious pace, wooden acting, and old-fashioned, stuffy milieu. To make vivid just what was at stake for Dreyer, and still for us, in his final work, James Schamus follows a trail of references and allusions back through a number of thinkers and artists to reveal the richness and depth of Dreyer's work. Gertrud serves as a locus for Dreyer's twin fixations - on written texts, and on the heroines who both embody and free themselves from them."--Jacket
Cataloging source
AZK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schamus, James
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
Label
Carl Theodor Dreyer's Gertrud : the moving word, James Schamus
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A McLellan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-109) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why a book about Gertrud? -- If Gertrud is such a great failure, how is it so great? -- What does the "real" have to do with Gertrud's "talkiness"? -- Why was Dreyer so fascinated with the "real" Gertrud? -- Why can't images and words (and men and women) stay married in Gertrud? -- Why are Dreyer's images, when they "quote," so obscene? -- So what, after all, is the tapestry quoting? -- Is Gertrud an ekphrastic film? -- At last, here's Dreyer's probable source-but does it matter that we found it? -- Is Dreyer quoting Botticelli? -- What is Dreyer teaching us about the history of perspective, and how is Gertrud so interesting a contributor to this topic? -- What does perspective have to do with free will? -- How is Gertrud a kind of remake of The Passion of Joan of Arc? -- How did the Virgin Mary really get pregnant (and is that why Gertrud is childless)? -- Why are Joan and Gertrud so "hysterical"? -- How does the struggle between Dreyer's words and images open us up to the real?
Control code
ocn961497275
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 117 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295801483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct6v8p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961497275
Label
Carl Theodor Dreyer's Gertrud : the moving word, James Schamus
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A McLellan book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-109) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Why a book about Gertrud? -- If Gertrud is such a great failure, how is it so great? -- What does the "real" have to do with Gertrud's "talkiness"? -- Why was Dreyer so fascinated with the "real" Gertrud? -- Why can't images and words (and men and women) stay married in Gertrud? -- Why are Dreyer's images, when they "quote," so obscene? -- So what, after all, is the tapestry quoting? -- Is Gertrud an ekphrastic film? -- At last, here's Dreyer's probable source-but does it matter that we found it? -- Is Dreyer quoting Botticelli? -- What is Dreyer teaching us about the history of perspective, and how is Gertrud so interesting a contributor to this topic? -- What does perspective have to do with free will? -- How is Gertrud a kind of remake of The Passion of Joan of Arc? -- How did the Virgin Mary really get pregnant (and is that why Gertrud is childless)? -- Why are Joan and Gertrud so "hysterical"? -- How does the struggle between Dreyer's words and images open us up to the real?
Control code
ocn961497275
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 117 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295801483
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct6v8p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)961497275

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