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[ecrea] New book The Films of Aki Kaurismäki

Sat Sep 08 06:34:29 GMT 2018

  The Films of Aki Kaurismäki: Ludic Engagements

edited by Thomas Austin
(Bloomsbury 2018)

Despite creating an extensive and innovative body of work over the last 30 years, Aki Kaurismäki remains relatively neglected in Anglophone scholarship. This international collection of original essays aims to redress such neglect by assembling diverse critical inquiries into Kaurismäki's oeuvre. The first anthology on Kaurismäki to be published in English, it offers a range of voices responding to his politically and aesthetically compelling cinema. Deploying various methodologies to explore multiple facets of his work, /The Films of Aki Kaurismäki/ will come to be seen as the definitive book on Kaurismäki.

    Table of contents

/Thomas Austin /

*Part 1: Time and Space*
Chapter 1: Temporality in Kaurismäki: Anachronism, Allusion, Tableau
/Thomas Austin /
Chapter 2: Three Ecologies of Kaurismäki
/Pietari Kääpä /
Chapter 3: Beyond the Edges of the Frame: The Invisible in Aki Kaurismäki's Films
/Lara Perski/
Chapter 4: Kaurismäki and Japan
/Eija Niskanen /

*Part 2: Tone and Point of View *
Chapter 5: The Camera's Ironic Point of View: Notes on Strange and Comic Elements in the Films of Aki Kaurismäki
/Jaakko Seppälä /
Chapter 6: Dreamers and Other Sentimental Fools: Money, Solidarity and Ambivalent Populism in the Films of Aki Kaurismäki
/Panos Kompatsiaris /
Chapter 7: The Cultural Techniques of Gesture in Aki Kaurismäki's /Proletarian/ Trilogy
/Angelos Koutsourakis/
Chapter 8: Kaurismäki's Musical Moments: Genre, Irony, Utopia, Redemption
/Andrew Nestingen /

*Part 3: Performance *
Chapter 9: Levels of typification in Aki Kaurismäki's /Drifting Clouds /
/Henry Bacon /
Chapter 10: Masquerading, Underacting, and Screen Performances in /Hamlet Goes //Business /
/Ulrike Hanstein /
Chapter 11: Deadpan Dogs: Kaurismäki's Canine Comedies
/Michael Lawrence /

*more info at:*

Dr Thomas Austin
Reader in Media and Film
Director of Student Experience
School of Media, Film and Music
Silverstone Building 329
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9RQ
Tel: 01273 872549

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