The Films of Yvonne Rainer

The Films of Yvonne Rainer

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The scripts of Rainer's five films demonstrate the evolution of her political consciousness as well as her creative engagement with the contemporary film and cultural more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 14mm | 340.19g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0253205425
  • 9780253205421
  • 935,121

Table of contents

Foreword by Teresa de Lauretis Yvonne Rainer: An Introduction by B. Ruby Rich Impossible Projections by Berenice Reynaud Interview with Yvonne Rainer by Mitchell Rosenbaum Illustrations Film Scripts Lives of Performers Film About a Woman Who... Kristina Talking Pictures Journeys from Berlin/1971 The Man Who Envied Women Filmography Bibliography compliled by Patricia Whiteshow more

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"To read Rainer's screenplays is to rediscover, even reinvent, the films all over again, but more importantly to realize that images and mise-en-scene are as key to how Rainer's films work as is language." The Independent "The scripts record the unique structure of [Rainer's] films, the stresses, strains, and crackling of voices layering over and into one another. Their publication is an important moment for feminist film." Cineaste "Rainer's films are not highly accessible but are important to the critical imagination as an example of the sustained exploration of political and feminist theory." Choice "Rainer's important work in the area of avant-garde filmmaking in the seventies and eighties is amply recorded in this book ..." Cantrills Filmnotes'show more

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