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Claude Chabrol's Aesthetics of Opacity - by Catherine Dousteyssier-khoze (Hardcover)

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Claude Chabrol's cinema is generally associated with a specific type of psychological thriller, one set in the French provinces and fascinated with murder, incest, fragmented families, unstable spaces and inscrutable female characters. But Chabrol's films are both deceptively accessible and deeply reflexive, and in this innovative reappraisal of his filmography Catherine Dousteyssier-Khoze explores the Chabrol who was influenced by Balzac, Magritte and Stanley Kubrick. Bringing to the fore Chabrol's 'aesthetic of opacity', the book deconstructs the apparent clarity and comfort of his chosen genre, encouraging the viewer to reflect on the relationship between illusion and reality, and the status of the film image itself.
Number of Pages: 188
Genre: Performing Arts
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr
Author: Catherine Dousteyssier-khoze
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2018
TCIN: 53390578
UPC: 9780748692606
Item Number (DPCI): 248-65-1631
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