9780306803352

Transcendental Style in Film

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  • ISBN13:

    9780306803352

  • ISBN10:

    0306803356

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1988-08-21
  • Publisher: Da Capo Pr
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Summary

The acclaimed director ofMishima, American Gigolo, Hard Core, Blue Collar, Cat Peoplealso the screenwriter forTaxi Driver, Paul Schrader here analyzes the film style of three great directorsYasajiro Ozu, Robert Bresson, Carl Dreyerand posits a common dramatic language by these artists from divergent cultures. Unlike the style of psychological realism, which dominates film, the transcendental style expresses a spiritual state with austere camerawork, acting devoid of self-consciousness, and editing that avoids editorial comment. This important book is an original contribution to film analysis and a key work by one of our most searching directors and writers.

Author Biography

Paul Schrader is the acclaimed director of Mishima, American Gigolo, Hard Core, Blue Collar, Cat People and the screenwriter for Taxi Driver.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1(14)
Ozu
15(42)
Bresson
57(52)
Dreyer
109(40)
Conclusion
149(22)
Notes 171(10)
Selected Bibliography 181(8)
Index 189

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