Postcards from the Cinema
Postcards from the Cinema is the book Serge Daney, one of the greatest of film critics, never wrote. It is based around an interview that was to be the starting point for a book, a project cut short by Daney's death. Postcards turns a history of cinema into a profound meditation on the art and politics of film. Daney's passionate and lucid engagement with film, combined wi...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 15th 2007 by Bloomsbury Academic
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Such an odd collection—odd in the sense that it feels like such a breezy, straightforward read while reading it, but step away for a moment and its complexity and mystery is immediately sensed (frankly, I now feel like I really haven't grasped much of it all). The long essay that opens the collection, the justifiably famous "The Tracking Shot in Kapo," sets the stage for many of the themes that will reoccur constantly throughout the collection: cinephilia, obviously, but mixed liberally with ane...more