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Jane Campion (Contemporary Film Directors)

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The subversive style of the woman who has become one of the world's greatest film directors From Jane Campion's early award-winning short films on through international sensation The Piano and beyond, Kathleen McHugh traces the director's distinctive visual style as well as her commitment to consistently renovating the conventions of "women's films." By refusing to positio ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by University of Illinois Press (first published 2007)
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Susan
May 28, 2011 Susan rated it liked it
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This is another case of a book which goes on describing exactly what happens through each of Campion's films. I found there to really and truely be nothing worthwhile reading in this book at all, even the choosen interviews at the back of the book were poorly chosen.

I think that the language used in this book was hoity toity and pompous with excessive use of jargon where things could easily be said simpler and actually make more sense.

Just really very much of a nothing book, although it did gi
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Kevin Hinman
Sep 18, 2012 Kevin Hinman rated it really liked it
McHugh's analysis of Jane Campion's extraordinary filmography is as layered and cutting as the films themselves, even if she too often gets caught up in attempting to shoehorn Campion's entire oeuvre under a few comprehensive theses. McHugh's criticism of In the Cut is especially potent, linking the poorly received thriller to strong literary and film traditions that includes Virginia Woolf and Alfred Hitchcock, and illuminating screenplay choices that I often found questionable in merit. ...more
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Jul 24, 2013 Laurabauer rated it really liked it
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Provides an informative back story to understanding Jane Campion's subversive story-telling film methods.
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