Monday, March 10, 2008

In Exile

Noted typomane Mike Atkinson announces blogwise that Exile Cinema: Filmmakers at Work Beyond Hollywood is finally hitting the shelves of your local bookstore, virtual versions included.

I happened to hold a physical copy of this tome myself this past weekend while meandering through the academic press book-faire set up within the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Philadelphia. I should have snapped a phone-pic to document my findings, which felt something like a Bigfoot sighting for this long-rumored release. The design looks good and the book feels solid in the hand in that wonderfully durable heavy-glossy-paper academic-publishing way, even if its contributors have fewer Ph. D's and more Certificates of Survival from film criticism's School of Hard Knocks (or is it a School for Scoundrels? My diploma has become too smudgy to tell).

Here's the redoubtable table of contents from the SUNY Press site:

Table Of Contents


Michael Atkinson

Part 1: Rockets from East Asia

1. Double Trouble: Tsui Hark & Ching Siu-tung
Howard Hampton

2. Bullet Ballet: Seijun Suzuki
Jonathan Rosenbaum

3. Kuala L'Impure: The Cinema of Amir Muhammad
Dennis Lim

4. A Kurosawa Kiyoshi Kit
B. Kite

5. The Bong Show: Bong Joon-ho
Ed Park

Part 2. On the European Outskirts

6. Beyond the Clouds: The Films of Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Geoff Andrew

7. Pawel Pawlikowski: Dreaming All My Life
Jessica Winter

8. Bela Tarr
Jonathan Romney

9. Blunt Force Trauma: Andrzej Zulawski
Michael Atkinson

10. Sharunas Bartas
Laura Sinagra

Part 3. Documentarians and Mad Scientists

11. Ken Jacobs
David Sterritt

12. A Few Moments of Arousal in a Film by Martin Arnold
George Toles

13. Ross McElwee
Godfrey Cheshire

14. Judith Helfand: Secret Stories, Video Diaries, and Toxic Comedy
Patricia Aufderheide

Part 4. Lost between Genre and Myth-Making

15. The Beardo: José Mojica Marins
Guy Maddin

16. Dellamorte Dellamore and Michele Soavi
Maitland McDonagh

17. Guy Maddin
Mark Peranson

18. James Fotopoulos
Ed Halter

19. Christopher Munch: For Those We Have Loved
Graham Fuller

Part 5. Defiant Lions of the New Wave Generation

20. Pleasures of the Flesh: Walerian Borowczyk
David Thompson

21. Chris Marker: The Return to Work at the Wonder Factory
Joshua Clover

22. Moebius Dragstrip: Monte Hellman Circles Back
Chuck Stephens

23. The Not-Too-Long Discourses of Chantal Akerman
Stuart Klawans

List of Contributors

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