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The Material Ghost : Films and their Medium

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In "The Material Ghost", Perez draws on his lifelong love of the movies as well as his work as a film scholar to write an engaging study of films and filmmakers and the nature of the art form. For Perez, film is complex and richly contradictory - a medium both lifelike and dreamlike, both documentary and fictional, where real details create imaginary worlds, where figures appear before us like actors on a stage and yet are removed from us like characters in a novel. He investigates these complexities by discussing a breathtaking range of works from the earliest days of cinema to the present. He also comments on the current scene, including the refashioned gangster films of Martin Scorsese and the philosophical realism of the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Used: Good condition, some wear and bending to cover, some edgewear. Inside is clean and bright.

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Author(s):
Gilberto Perez
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0801865239
ISBN-13:
9780801865237
Number of pages:
465
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Title:
The Material Ghost

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In "The Material Ghost", Perez draws on his lifelong love of the movies as well as his work as a film scholar to write an engaging study of films and filmmakers and the nature of the art form. For Perez, film is complex and richly contradictory - a medium both lifelike and dreamlike, both documentary and fictional, where real details create imaginary worlds, where figures appear before us like actors on a stage and yet are removed from us like characters in a novel. He investigates these complexities by discussing a breathtaking range of works from the earliest days of cinema to the present. He also comments on the current scene, including the refashioned gangster films of Martin Scorsese and the philosophical realism of the Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Used: Good condition, some wear and bending to cover, some edgewear. Inside is clean and bright.

Author(s):
Gilberto Perez
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0801865239
ISBN-13:
9780801865237
Number of pages:
465
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Title:
The Material Ghost

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