The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance by Marek HaltofThe Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance by Marek Haltof

The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance

byMarek Haltof

Paperback | June 9, 2004

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Since his death in 1996, Krzysztof Kieslowski has remained the best-known contemporary Polish filmmaker and one of the most popular and respected European directors, internationally renowned for his ambitious Decalogue and Three Colors trilogy.

In this new addition to the Directors'Cuts series, Marek Haltof provides a comprehensive study of Kieslowski's cinema, discussing industrial practices in Poland and stressing that the director did not fit the traditional image of a "great" East-Central European auteur. He draws a fascinating portrait of the stridently independent director's work, noting that Kieslowski was not afraid to express unpopular views in film or in life. Haltof also shows how the director's work remains unique in the context of Polish documentary and narrative cinema.

Marek Haltof is assistant professor of English at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. He is the author of several books in English and in Polish, including Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide and Polish National Cinema.
Title:The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and ChanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.75 × 1 × 0.68 inPublished:June 9, 2004Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Documenting the Unrepresented Worldi. Pedestrian Subway: A Short Film About Marriage2. Film-Essays: Kielowski and Polish Cinema in the 1970s and During the Solidarity Periodii. Personnel: Art and Politicsiii. The Scar: Managers and Their Dilemmasiv. The Calm: Life As It Isv. Camera Buff: Meditations on Film-makingvi. Short Working Day: Mechanisms of Power3. Choices, Chances and Politicsi. Blind Chance: Variations on Fateii. No End: Requiem for Solidarity4. Entomological Observations and Metaphysics in Decalogue5. The Double Life of Kielowski: European Art Film and the Polish Contexti. The Double Life of Véronique: Doppelgängers and Puppeteersii. The Three Colours Trilogy: The Long Films About LoveAfterwordNotesFilmographyBibliographyIndex

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