The Cinema of Andrzej Wajda

The Cinema of Andrzej Wajda

... may not have been that bad and may have seized the attention of their audience but only a film made in English could give the world an abiding image of the Holocaust . So what do I hope for as my life is xvi THE CINEMA OF ANDRZEJ WAJDA.

Author: John Orr

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364892

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 205

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Home to the New York Yankees, the Bronx Zoo, and the Grand Concourse, the Bronx was at one time a haven for upwardly mobile second-generation immigrants eager to leave the crowded tenements of Manhattan in pursuit of the American dream. Once hailed as a "wonder borough" of beautiful homes, parks, and universities, the Bronx became -- during the 1960s and 1970s -- a national symbol of urban deterioration. Thriving neighborhoods that had long been home to generations of families dissolved under waves of arson, crime, and housing abandonment, turning blocks of apartment buildings into gutted, graffiti-covered shells and empty, trash-filled lots. In this revealing history of the Bronx, Evelyn Gonzalez describes how the once-infamous New York City borough underwent one of the most successful and inspiring community revivals in American history. From its earliest beginnings as a loose cluster of commuter villages to its current status as a densely populated home for New York's growing and increasingly more diverse African American and Hispanic populations, this book shows how the Bronx interacted with and was affected by the rest of New York City as it grew from a small colony on the tip of Manhattan into a sprawling metropolis. This is the story of the clattering of elevated subways and the cacophony of crowded neighborhoods, the heady optimism of industrial progress and the despair of economic recession, and the vibrancy of ethnic cultures and the resilience of local grassroots coalitions crucial to the borough's rejuvenation. In recounting the varied and extreme transformations this remarkable community has undergone, Evelyn Gonzalez argues that it was not racial discrimination, rampant crime, postwar liberalism, or big government that was to blame for the urban crisis that assailed the Bronx during the late 1960s. Rather, the decline was inextricably connected to the same kinds of social initiatives, economic transactions, political decisions, and simple human choices that had once been central to the development and vitality of the borough. Although the history of the Bronx is unquestionably a success story, crime, poverty, and substandard housing still afflict the community today. Yet the process of building and rebuilding carries on, and the revitalization of neighborhoods and a resurgence of economic growth continue to offer hope for the future.
Categories: Performing Arts

Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej Wajda

Maria Marszałek , “ Rozmowa z Andrzejem Wajdą , " Literatura ( 2 Oct 1975 ) : 1-2 . 53. Bożena Krzywobłocka , “ Ziemia obiecana dla filmowców " ; a copy of the essay was sent to Ekran , Warszawa ( 1975 ) . Andrzej Wajda Archives . 54.

Author: Janina Falkowska

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845455088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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The work of Andrzej Wajda, one of the world's most important filmmakers, shows remarkable cohesion in spite of the wide ranging scope of his films, as this study of his complete output of feature films shows. Not only do his films address crucial historical, social and political issues; the complexity of his work is reinforced by the incorporation of the elements of major film and art movements. It is the reworking of these different elements by Wajda, as the author shows, which give his films their unique visual and aural qualities.
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Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema

The Political Films of Andrzej Wajda: Dialogism in “Man of Marble,” “Man of Iron,” and “Danton.” New York: Berghahn Books, 1996. ———. “'The Political' in the Films of Andrzej Wajda and Krzysztof Kieślowski.” Cinema Journal 34, no.

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442244726

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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Through a chronology; an introductory essay; appendixes, a bibliography; and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries on films, directors, actors, producers, and film institutions, a balanced picture of the richness of Polish cinema is presented.
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Polish National Cinema

Polish National Cinema

Andrzej Wajda's Films : 1969–1976 In 1969 Andrzej Wajda released his most personal film , Wszystko na sprzedaż ( Everything for Sale ) , following the tragic death of his Ashes and Diamonds star , Zbigniew Cybulski ( 1927–1967 ) .

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 157181275X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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In the years since World War 2, Poland has developed one of Europe's most distinguished film cultures. This is a comprehensive study of Polish cinema from the end of the 19th century to the present.
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Polish Film and the Holocaust

Polish Film and the Holocaust

Kutz served as assistant director on Wajda's A Generation. Jerzy Toeplitz, “Ocena scenariusza filmowego 'Staż kandydacki' na podstawie powieści 'Pokolenie' B. Czeszki, Warsaw, 8 July 1953.” Andrzej Wajda Archive in Kraków.

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857453570

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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During World War II Poland lost more than six million people, including about three million Polish Jews who perished in the ghettos and extermination camps built by Nazi Germany in occupied Polish territories. This book is the first to address the representation of the Holocaust in Polish film and does so through a detailed treatment of several films, which the author frames in relation to the political, ideological, and cultural contexts of the times in which they were created. Following the chronological development of Polish Holocaust films, the book begins with two early classics: Wanda Jakubowska's The Last Stage (1948) and Aleksander Ford's Border Street (1949), and next explores the Polish School period, represented by Andrzej Wajda's A Generation (1955) and Andrzej Munk's The Passenger (1963). Between 1965 and 1980 there was an "organized silence" regarding sensitive Polish-Jewish relations resulting in only a few relevant films until the return of democracy in 1989 when an increasing number were made, among them Krzysztof Kieślowski's Decalogue 8 (1988), Andrzej Wajda's Korczak (1990), Jan Jakub Kolski's Keep Away from the Window (2000), and Roman Polański's The Pianist (2002). An important contribution to film studies, this book has wider relevance in addressing the issue of Poland's national memory.
Categories: Performing Arts

Holy Week

Holy Week

Andrzej Wajda's 1995 film Holy Week has an unusual position in Wajda's total work for being an almost total box-of¤ce ¶op. Viewership in Poland during its run in cinemas was estimated at an astonishingly low eight thousand.1 Among its ...

Author: Jerzy Andrzejewski

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821442203

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 184

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At the height of the Nazi extermination campaign in the Warsaw Ghetto, a young Jewish woman, Irena, seeks the protection of her former lover, a young architect, Jan Malecki. By taking her in, he puts his own life and the safety of his family at risk. Over a four-day period, Tuesday through Friday of Holy Week 1943, as Irena becomes increasingly traumatized by her situation, Malecki questions his decision to shelter Irena in the apartment where Malecki, his pregnant wife, and his younger brother reside. Added to his dilemma is the broader context of Poles’ attitudes toward the “Jewish question” and the plight of the Jews locked in the ghetto during the final moments of its existence. Few fictional works dealing with the war have been written so close in time to the events that inspired them. No other Polish novel treats the range of Polish attitudes toward the Jews with such unflinching honesty. Jerzy Andrzejewski's Holy Week (Wielki Tydzien, 1945), one of the significant literary works to be published immediately following the Second World War, now appears in English for the first time. This translation of Andrzejewski’s Holy Week began as a group project in an advanced Polish language course at the University of Pittsburgh. Class members Daniel M. Pennell, Anna M. Poukish, and Matthew J. Russin contributed to the translation; the instructor, Oscar E. Swan, was responsible for the overall accuracy and stylistic unity of the translation as well as for the biographical and critical notes and essays.
Categories: Literary Collections

Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski

Beware Of The Yeti (Andrzej Czekalski). However, Polanski's crucial break came when he played 'Mundek' in Andrzej Wajda's seminal A Generation (Pokolenie, 1954). Wajda played a major role in shaping Polanski's ideas about film and ...

Author: Daniel Bird

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781848396814

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 97

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More than any other film director, Roman Polanski has obsessively explored sexual mores in the mainstream of movies. But a Polanski movie isn’t for the small-time art house crowd – they are big screen events, whether it is the atmosphere of terror in Rosemary’s Baby or the reconstruction of forties film noir of Chinatown. Polanski was nominated for an Oscar for his first feature, Knife In The Water, bringing him instant fame, and his examinations of sexual humiliation (Repulsion, Cul-de-Sac) would bring his name to an even wider audience. His movies have ranged from adaptations of Shakespeare (Macbeth) to stylish thrillers (The Tenant, Frantic, Death And The Maiden), from horror (Rosemary’s Baby, The Ninth Gate) to comedy (The Fearless Vampire Killers) to romance (Tess). Off-screen, Polanski has hit the headlines – his wife Sharon Tate was murdered by Charles Manson and he was later accused of drugging and raping an underage girl which has made him a fugitive from the United States. The Pocket Essential Roman Polanski explores the life of this world famous BAFTA and Golden Globe-winning director, reviews and analyses each of his movies, and includes a handy multi-media reference section.
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The Cinema of Central Europe

The Cinema of Central Europe

Mazierska , Ewa ( 2000 ) “ Non - Jewish Jews , Good Poles and Historical Truth in the Films of Andrzej Wajda , Historical Journal of Film , Radio , and Television , 20 , 2 , 213-26 . ( 2001 ) “ In the Land of Noble Knights and Mute ...

Author: Peter Hames

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1904764207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 318

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Analysis of 24 films including: People of the mountains, Ashes and diamonds, Knife in the water, A shop on the high street, Closely observed trains, Daisies, Man of marble, Colonel Redl, The decalogue (Dekalog), Satantango, The garden, Alice (directed by Jan Svankmajer).
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Polish Cinema

Polish Cinema

The Liberation of a Concentration Camp in Andrzej Wajda's Landscape after Battle,” Slovo 25, no. 2 (2013): 31–47. 37. Discussed extensively in Dariusz Chyb, “Malarstwo w filmach Andrzeja Wajdy: Brzezina,” Kino 11 (1988): 20–25. 38.

Author: Marek Haltof

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785339738

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 516

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First published in 2002, Marek Haltof’s seminal volume was the first comprehensive English-language study of Polish cinema, providing a much-needed survey of one of Europe’s most distinguished—yet unjustly neglected—film cultures. Since then, seismic changes have reshaped Polish society, European politics, and the global film industry. This thoroughly revised and updated edition takes stock of these dramatic shifts to provide an essential account of Polish cinema from the nineteenth century to today, covering such renowned figures as Kieślowski, Skolimowski, and Wajda along with vastly expanded coverage of documentaries, animation, and television, all set against the backdrop of an ever-more transnational film culture.
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The Holocaust in American Film

The Holocaust in American Film

Poland 1955 , Director , Andrzej Wajda ; script , Bohdan Czeszko . Genocide . Great Britain , 1975. For World at War , Thames / TV . Director , Michael Darlow ; script , Charles Bloomberg . The Gold of Rome . Italy , 1961.

Author: Judith E. Doneson

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815629265

Category: History

Page: 302

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This work offers insights into how specific films influenced the Americanization of the Holocaust and how the medium per se helped seed that event into the public consciousness. In addition to an in-depth study on films produced for both theatrical release and TV since 1937 - including The Great Dictator, Cabaret, Julia, and the mini-series Holocaust - this work provides an analysis of Schindler's List and the debate over the merit of Spielberg's vision of the Holocaust. It also examines more thoroughly made-for-television movies, such as Escape From Sobibor, Playing For Time, and War and Remembrance. A special chapter on The Diary of Anne Frank discusses the evolution of that singularly European work into a universal symbol. Paying special attention to the tumultuous 1960s in America, it assesses the effect of the era on Holocaust films made during that time. It also discusses how these films helped integrate the Holocaust into the fabric of American society, transforming it into a metaphor for modern suffering. Finally, the work explores cinema in relation to the Americanization of the Jewish image.
Categories: History