Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan

Description

Films such as "The Adjuster", "Calendar" and "Speaking Parts" established Canadian Armenian director Atom Egoyan as a leading contender for being the worlds most alluring post-modern filmmaker. In these and other films the distortions and perversions of the self are mirrored through an omnipresent (and sexualised) visual media culture. Through the filter of a compassionate detachment his work is an unparalleled probing of identity and alienation, sexuality and dysfunction, psychology and subjectivity. Critic Jonathan Romney traces Egoyan's career, film by film - from his early shorts, through the video-themed features that made his name, to his emergence as prize-winning A list auteur with "The Sweet Hereafter" and the wider canvasses of his most recent films "Felicia's Journey" and "Ararat". The author shows how films such as Egoyan's "Exotica" (set in a strip club and structured like a striptease) offer their viewers rich, almost inexhaustibly complex pleasures and demonstrate the craft of one of contemporary cinema's most provocative auteurs.


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Details

Author(s)
Jonathan Romney
Format
Paperback | 226 pages
Dimensions
135.64 x 194.06 x 17.27mm | 326.59g
Publication date
04 Nov 2003
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
BFI PUBLISHING
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition Statement
2003 ed.
Illustrations note
colour illustrations
ISBN10
0851708773
ISBN13
9780851708775
Bestsellers rank
1,970,419