publication . Book . Other literature type . 2019

Leos Carax

Fergus Daly; Garin Dowd;
Open Access English
  • Published: 18 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The key ingredients and influences of Carax's four films (including _Les Amants du Pont Neuf_ and _Pola X_) are examined here: Paris, pop music, flanerie and amour fou, mannerist and neo-baroque aesthetics, the "Nouvelle Vague" and contemporary naturalist cinema. The authors draw on a variety of intellectual sources, from Deleuze's philosophy of Cahiers-based film criticism to theories of art and literature, in order to disentangle the complex web of biographical mythology, formal and intellectual cinematic concerns, flamboyant imagery and intertextual references woven by Carax and his films in the last two decades of the 20th century. Daly and Dowd argue that c...
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free text keywords: Film-and-television
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publication . Book . Other literature type . 2019

Leos Carax

Fergus Daly; Garin Dowd;