The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos.pdf
The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos is the first critical assessment of one of the leading figures of modernist European art cinema. Assessing his complete works, this groundbreaking collection brings together a team of internationally regarded experts and emerging scholars from multiple disciplines, to provide a definitive account of Angelopoulos' formal reactions to the historical events that determined life during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Refusing to restrict its approach to the confines of the Greek national film industry, the book approaches his work as representative of modernism more generally, and in particular of the modernist imperative to document its allusive historical objects through artistic innovation. Retrospective in nature, The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos argues that Angelopoulos' films are not emblems of a bygone historical and cultural era or abstract exercises in artistic style, but are foreshadowing documents that speak to the political complexities and economic contradictions of the present.
Angelos Koutsourakis is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia, University of New South Wales. He is the author of Politics as Form in Lars von Trier (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013). He has published essays in in distinguished journals such as Cinema Journal, SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism, Monatshefte fur deutschsprachige Literatur und Kultur, New Review of Film and Television Studies, and many more. Mark Steven is a research fellow in modernist film at the University of New South Wales. His recently completed doctoral thesis was titled 'Red Modernism: Poetry, Communism, and the American Avant-Garde'. He has published on literature and film, including the co-edited Styles of Extinction: CormacMcCarthy's The Road (New York: Continuum, 2012)."