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The Films of Theo Angelopoulos


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PrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Voyage beyond the Borders3Ch. 1Cinema and the Borders of Greek Culture25Ch. 2The Moving Pattern of Images: Greek History and Individual Perspectives55Ch. 3Angelopoulos, the Continuous Image, and Cinema73Ch. 4Reconstruction: "Help Me, I'm Lost"91Ch. 5The Travelling Players: Figures in the Landscape of Myth and History102Ch. 6Voyage to Cythera: "One ... Two ... Oh, My God. I'm Out of Step"127Ch. 7Landscape in the Mist: A Documentary Fairy Tale144Ch. 8The Suspended Step of the Stork: "If I Take One More Step, I Will Be Somewhere Else"161Ch. 9Ulysses' Gaze: "We Are Dying People"181Conclusions: From the Cinematic Gaze to a Culture of Links202Filmography211Bibliography217Index223

About the Author

Andrew Horton is Jeanne H. Smith Professor of Film and Video Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He is the author of Writing the Character Centered Screenplay, Russian Critics on a Cinema of Glasnost, and Comedy/Cinema/Theory, and coauthor, with Michael Brashinsky, of The Zero Hour: Glasnost and Soviet Cinema in Transition.


"Andrew Horton anatomizes a unique aesthetic sensibility, investigating the power of these images with his own impressive powers of observation and learning."--Jack Granath, Rain Taxi "[A] thorough study of Angelopoulos... This is the first book on Angelopoulos in English... Horton comments knowledgeably on the many directors who have influenced Angelopoulos...and on the artistic influences of the Greek Orthodox church and Byzantine and classical Greek culture."--Choice "This [book] ... could not have come at a better time or from a more qualified critic... Andrew Horton opens the door to a complex body of work and will do much to correct the notion that Angelopoulos is simply an eccentric individualist or a director overly infatuated with technique."--Dan Georgakas, Film Quarterly

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