Samuel Beckett and Cinema

Samuel Beckett and Cinema

The book situates Beckett within the context of first and second wave modernist filmmaking, including the work of figures such as Vertov, Keaton, Lang, Epstein, Flaherty, Dreyer, Godard, Bresson, Resnais, Duras, Rogosin and Hitchcock.

Author: Anthony Paraskeva

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472533234

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In 1936, Samuel Beckett wrote a letter to the Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein expressing a desire to work in the lost tradition of silent film. The production of Beckett's Film in 1964, on the cusp of his work as a director for stage and screen, coincides with a widespread revival of silent film in the period of cinema's modernist second wave. Drawing on recently published letters, archival material and production notebooks, Samuel Beckett and Cinema is the first book to examine comprehensively the full extent of Beckett's engagement with cinema and its influence on his work for stage and screen. The book situates Beckett within the context of first and second wave modernist filmmaking, including the work of figures such as Vertov, Keaton, Lang, Epstein, Flaherty, Dreyer, Godard, Bresson, Resnais, Duras, Rogosin and Hitchcock. By examining the parallels between Beckett's methods, as a writer-director, and particular techniques, such as the embodied presence of the camera, the use of asynchronous sound, and the cross-pollination of theatricality and cinema, as well as the connections between his collaborators and the nouvelle vague, the book reveals how Beckett's aesthetic is fundamentally altered by his work for the screen, and his formative encounters with modernist film culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Samuel Beckett and Cinema

Samuel Beckett and Cinema

Beckett's Film fulfilled an ambition which dates back to 1936, when he wrote to Eisenstein as a 'serious cinéaste'1 requesting admission to the Moscow State School of Cinematography. His study of writing about cinema that same year, ...

Author: Anthony Paraskeva

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472527370

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In 1936, Samuel Beckett wrote a letter to the Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein expressing a desire to work in the lost tradition of silent film. The production of Beckett's Film in 1964, on the cusp of his work as a director for stage and screen, coincides with a widespread revival of silent film in the period of cinema's modernist second wave. Drawing on recently published letters, archival material and production notebooks, Samuel Beckett and Cinema is the first book to examine comprehensively the full extent of Beckett's engagement with cinema and its influence on his work for stage and screen. The book situates Beckett within the context of first and second wave modernist filmmaking, including the work of figures such as Vertov, Keaton, Lang, Epstein, Flaherty, Dreyer, Godard, Bresson, Resnais, Duras, Rogosin and Hitchcock. By examining the parallels between Beckett's methods, as a writer-director, and particular techniques, such as the embodied presence of the camera, the use of asynchronous sound, and the cross-pollination of theatricality and cinema, as well as the connections between his collaborators and the nouvelle vague, the book reveals how Beckett's aesthetic is fundamentally altered by his work for the screen, and his formative encounters with modernist film culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett

The Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett

Gainesville: UP of Florida, 1996, 171–87: 'Shades of the color gray' (176–80 on Film) Ross, Ciaran. 'The face in the mirror: a comparison between Waitingfor Godot and Film'. Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui 4 1995 123–37 Rosset, Barney.

Author: Charles A. Carpenter

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441159748

Category: Reference

Page: 528

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A selectively comprehensive bibliography of the vast literature about Samuel Beckett's dramatic works, arranged for the efficient and convenient use of scholars on all levels.
Categories: Reference

Samuel Beckett s Plays on Film and Television

Samuel Beckett s Plays on Film and Television

Samuel Beckett and the Visual Arts: The Embarrassment of Allegory.” On Beckett: Essays and Criticism. Ed. S.E. Gontarski. New York: Grove Press, 1986. 29–45. --- and Martha Fehsenfeld, eds. Beckett in the Theater: The Author as ...

Author: G. Herren

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137109088

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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This is the first book devoted Beckett's innovative work for the big- and small-screens. Herren examines each of Beckett's film and television plays in depth, emphasizing the central role that memory plays in these haunting works.
Categories: Performing Arts

Speech Gesture Complex

Speech Gesture Complex

This study examines the representation of gesture in modernist writing, performance and cinema.

Author: Anthony Paraskeva

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748684915

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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This study examines the representation of gesture in modernist writing, performance and cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Samuel Beckett and Technology

Samuel Beckett and Technology

Explores Beckett's engagement with various technologies throughout his artistic career. This collection of essays is the first comprehensive discussion of the role technology plays in shaping Beckett's trademark aesthetics.

Author: Galina Kiryushina

Publisher: EUP

ISBN: 1474463282

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Explores Beckett's engagement with various technologies throughout his artistic career. This collection of essays is the first comprehensive discussion of the role technology plays in shaping Beckett's trademark aesthetics. Samuel Beckett and Technology assembles an innovative and diverse range of scholarly approaches to the topic, which collectively renegotiate our understanding of his work in prose, theatre, film, radio and television. What emerges from these discussions is the centrality of technology for Beckett's creative imagination, a factor that is equally enabling as it is limiting. At the same time, the book reveals how theories of technology can yield new readings of the way Beckett responds to the conditions of technological modernity. As such, Beckett's work is examined in its relation to historical and contemporary technologies, discourses of technicity and technē, post-humanism and the digital age. Galina Kiryushina is a Doctoral Candidate and Researcher at the Centre for Irish Studies, Faculty of Arts, Charles University Prague. Einat Adar is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of South Bohemia. Mark Nixon is Associate Professor in Modern Literature at the University of Reading, where he is also the Co-Director of the Beckett International Foundation.
Categories: Art

Samuel Beckett in Context

Samuel Beckett in Context

4 For further details about the way Beckett uses early film theory in his only film scenario for the big screen, see 'Film et Film: Beckett et les premieres the'ories cine'matographiques', Sjef Houppermans (ed.), Samuel Beckett Today/ ...

Author: Anthony Uhlmann

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107017030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

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Provides a comprehensive exploration of Beckett's historical, cultural and philosophical contexts, offering new critical insights for scholars and general readers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Beckett Deleuze and the Televisual Event

Beckett  Deleuze and the Televisual Event

Ross, Ciaran (1995) 'The Face in the Mirror: A Comparison between Waiting for Godot and Film', in Catharina Wulf (ed.) The Savage Eye/L'Œil Fauve: New Essays on Samuel Beckett's Television Plays (Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui 4) ...

Author: C. Gardner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137014368

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 226

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An expressive dialogue between Deleuze's philosophical writings on cinema and Beckett's innovative film and television work, the book explores the relationship between the birth of the event – itself a simultaneous invention and erasure - and Beckett's attempts to create an incommensurable space within the interstices of language as a (W)hole.
Categories: Performing Arts

Writing and Cinema

Writing and Cinema

The published written version is Samuel Beckett, Film (London, 1972) (page references are cited in the text), and is also published in Samuel Beckett, Collected Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett (London, 1984). 2. Linda Ben-Zvi, 'Samuel ...

Author: Jonathan Bignell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317879527

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This collection of essays examines the ways in which writing and cinema can be studied in relation to each other. A wide range of material is presented, from essays which look at particular films, including The Piano and The English Patient, to discussions of the latest developments in film studies including psychoanalytic film theory and the cultural study of film audiences. Specific topics that the essays address also include: the kinds of writing produced for the cinema industry, advertising, film adaptations of written texts and theatre plays from nineteenth century 'classic' novels to recent cyberpunk science fiction such as Blade Runner and Starship Troopers. The essays deal with existing areas of debate, like questions of authorship and audience, and also break new ground, for example in proposing approaches to the study of writing on the cinema screen. The book includes a select bibliography, and a documents section gives details of a range of films for further study.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Film Adaptation of Samuel Beckett s Com die

The Film Adaptation of Samuel Beckett s Com  die

In this way, the research does not propose any all- encompassing theories about the work it addresses, but probes the multiple and often paradoxical meanings that arise from its engagement with space, film structure, the film screen, ...

Author: David Foster

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ISBN: OCLC:806195741

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The main topic of this research project is the film adaptation of Samuel Beckett's play Comedie (1966), directed by Marin Karmitz in collaboration with Beckett. The research methodology employed is both theoretical and practical, yielding a written thesis, and a video/audio installation piece. Interdisciplinary in scope, the research encompasses aspects of film and theatre studies, . literary studies, fine art, music and philosophy, and seeks to fill a significant gap in Beckett scholarship by carrying out the first major study of the film adaptation of Comedie, as well as producing an original artwork in response to it. The theoretical side of the project utilises a diverse range of critical, literary and philosophical material to construct a thorough analysis and interpretation of a range of interconnected themes and concepts to be found within Comedie, within the stage- play from which it derives, and within several other relevant works of cinema. The practical element of the project is concerned with further developing and exploring many of the concepts expounded in the theoretical research, through the creation, manipulation and juxtaposition of video and audio material. The research employs a pragmatic and eclectic approach to critical theory and practice, and does not seek to impose any single critical or ideological framework onto its subject, initiating instead a degree-zero analysis in which an engagement with the subject gives rise to a philosophical approach that is broadly post-foundational. Such an approach means that relativism, paradox and aporia become overarching themes throughout the project, concomitant with a simultaneous recognition and rejection of binary logic. In this way, the research does not propose any all- encompassing theories about the work it addresses, but probes the multiple and often paradoxical meanings that arise from its engagement with space, film structure, the film screen, musical form, and the human voice, head and face.
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