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New Wave Cinéaste to Digital Gleaner: Change and Continuity in the Work of Agnès Varda

Kelley Conway

in Agnès Varda

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039720
eISBN:
9780252097829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039720.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter highlights Agnès Varda's place in New Wave cinema history. It illustrates how Varda's ever-shifting profile has evolved from avant-garde precursor to the “grandmother” of the New Wave. ... More


Aesthetics and Technique

Delphine Bénézet

in The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter continues to look into the specificity of Agnès Varda's films within its historical context and also uses a revisionist perspective concerning hardcore auteurism. It revisits the idea of ... More


Virtual Museums and Memory Objects

Isabelle Mcneill

in Memory and the Moving Image: French Film in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638918
eISBN:
9780748671014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638918.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the role of filmic, or ‘screened’, objects in memory. It specifically examines the virtual museums of Agnès Varda, Chris Marker and Jean-Luc Godard. It is noted that Godard's ... More


Memory and the Moving Image: French Film in the Digital Era

Isabelle McNeill

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638918
eISBN:
9780748671014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638918.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A vital rethinking of memory and the moving image for the digital age, this book investigates the role of the moving image in cultural memory, considering the impact of digital technologies on visual ... More


Agnès Varda: A Woman Within History

Delphine Bénézet

in The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a sample of selected films of Agnès Varda and argues that her cinematographic practice has always engaged with the corporeal, and that as a consequence it constitutes a decisive ... More


The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Delphine Benezet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Agnès Varda, a pioneer of the French New Wave, has been making radical films for over half a century. Many of these are considered by scholars, filmmakers, and audiences alike, as audacious, seminal, ... More


Poetics of Space

Delphine Bénézet

in The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers how Agnès Varda articulates a model of cinema that subverts classical theory. It analyses this model by determining how Varda approaches space when she films or when she sets ... More


Cinécriture and Originality

Delphine Bénézet

in The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Agnès Varda's cinécriture, her unique approach to conceiving cinema as an elaborate and potentially powerful combination of moving images, sound, and music. It begins with a ... More


Beginnings

Delphine Bénézet

in The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overall description of the works of French New Wave film director Agnès Varda. It first looks into her Salut les Cubains! (1964), a distinctive political ... More


Digital Impressions: Writing Memory after Agnès Varda

Domietta Torlasco

in The Heretical Archive: Digital Memory at the End of Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681099
eISBN:
9781452949093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681099.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter two (“Digital Impressions”) questions Derrida’s definition of impression as inscription by turning to Varda’s film The Gleaners and I and asserting “gleaning” as the figure for a heterodox ... More


Agnès Varda

Kelley Conway

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039720
eISBN:
9780252097829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039720.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Both a precursor to and a critical member of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda weaves documentary and fiction into tapestries that portray distinctive places and complex human beings. Critics and ... More


Varda’s Ethics of Filming

Delphine Bénézet

in The Cinema of Agnès Varda: Resistance and Eclecticism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169752
eISBN:
9780231850612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169752.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Agnès Varda's ethics of filming and attempts to establish her as a cinéaste passeur, a mediator not only between the filmed subjects and the spectators, but also between a ... More


Generic Gleaning: Agnès Varda, Documentary, and the Art of Salvage

Lucy Fischer

in Gender Meets Genre in Postwar Cinemas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036613
eISBN:
9780252093661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036613.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Agnès Varda's The Gleaners and I (2000), an elision of documentary with autobiography that connects—through Varda's own working life, spanning feminist and postfeminist ... More


Old Haunts: Commemoration and Mourning in Agnès Varda’s Landscapes

James Tweedie

in Moving Pictures, Still Lives: Film, New Media, and the Late Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190873875
eISBN:
9780190873912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873875.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Agnès Varda’s Vagabond (1985) begins and frequently returns to images of the French landscape, and it constructs an allegory that binds the stories and images of its main character, the nation, and ... More


Walking in the City

James Tweedie

in The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199858286
eISBN:
9780199367665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858286.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter is organized around a specific scene and action performed repeatedly in French new wave cinema: characters walking through the city. These emblematic rambles through urban space often ... More


The Heretical Archive: Digital Memory at the End of Film

Domietta Torlasco

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681099
eISBN:
9781452949093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681099.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Heretical Archive examines digital films and multimedia installations that cite and manipulate film materials, arguing that they contribute to redefining our memory of cinema as well as our ... More


The Wounded Screen

Martine Beugnet

in The New Extremism in Cinema: From France to Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641604
eISBN:
9780748651221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641604.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on post-war cinema, considering how an emerging extreme cinema deals with political conflicts and concerns about France's involvement in traumatic historical events in ways very ... More


Time Regained: On Stasis and Duration in Contemporary Video Portraits

Lisa Saltzman

in Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242033
eISBN:
9780226242170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242170.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

What happens when the idea of the photographic portrait gets reconstituted elsewhere, for example, in ways that repeat yet re-imagine the logic of Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests and Agnès Varda’s ... More


Folding Time: Toward a New Theory of Montage

Domietta Torlasco

in The Heretical Archive: Digital Memory at the End of Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681099
eISBN:
9781452949093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681099.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter Three (“Folding Time”) takes up the question of the virtual and shows how Pierre Huyghe’s video installation The Ellipsis and Chris Marker’s CD-ROM Immemory transform film history in a ... More


Against House Arrest

Domietta Torlasco

in The Heretical Archive: Digital Memory at the End of Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681099
eISBN:
9781452949093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681099.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

By reading Sophie Calle’s mix-media installation Appointment and Bonvicini’s video installation Destroyed She Said, chapter one (“Against House Arrest”) questions the patrilineal logic of the ... More


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