The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki: Contrarian Stories (Directors' Cuts)

By: Nestingen, Andrew

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Aki Kaurism?ki is an enigma, an eminent auteur who claims his films are a joke. Since 1983, Kaurism?ki has produced classically-styled films filled with cinephilic references to film history. He has earned an international art-house audience and many prizes, influencing such directors as Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, and Wes Anderson. Yet Kaurism?ki is often depicted as the loneliest, most nostalgic of Finns (except when he promotes his films, makes political statements, and runs his many businesses). He is also depicted as a bohemian known for outlandish actions and statements. "The Cinema of Aki Kaurism?ki" is the first comprehensive English-language study of this eccentric director. Drawing on revisionist approaches to film authorship, the text links the filmmaker and his films to the stories and issues animating film aesthetics and history, nostalgia, late modernity, politics, commerce, film festivals, and national cinema.

Title: The Cinema of Aki Kaurismäki: Contrarian Stories (Directors' Cuts)

Author Name: Nestingen, Andrew

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Wallflower Press:

ISBN Number: 0231165587

ISBN Number 13: 9780231165587

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0231165587Z2

Description: 0231165587 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear, missing dust jacket and a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!