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The Persona

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the career of Béla Tarr. Tarr was born in Pécs, in southern Hungary, in 1955. For his fourteenth birthday he received an 8mm camera from his father which started his journey ... More


Narration in the Tarr Films

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines four aspects of Tarr's narration that are more or less constant in his oeuvre: banality of narrative events; slowness of narration and suspense; static situations and circular ... More


The Tarr Style in Evolution

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the films subsequent to Damnation (1987) the basics of the Tarr style do not change, but a certain evolution can be detected in several details. This chapter discusses this evolutionary process. ... More


Conclusion

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This concluding chapter looks at the reasons behind Tarr's outstanding international reputation. One part of the answer could be that Tarr did not just make “interesting” or “good” films. He created ... More


Style in the Early Years

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Béla Tarr's early filmmaking style. Tarr's early films were considerably different from the documentary-fiction stylistic norm which they otherwise followed. Although this ... More


The Characters

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deals with the characters in Béla Tarr's films. His characters belong to the general conception of his films rather than to the individual stories. While each story has its particular ... More


Introduction

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the style and oeuvre of Hungary's most prominent and internationally best-known film director, Béla Tarr. Tarr follows a very particular method in ... More


The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

András Bálint Kovács

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a critical analysis of the work of Hungary's most prominent and internationally best known film director, written by a scholar who has followed Béla Tarr's career through a close ... More


The Tarr Style

András Bálint Kovács

in The Cinema of Béla Tarr: The Circle Closes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165310
eISBN:
9780231850377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165310.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the Tarr style of filmmaking, particularly his use of extremely long takes. It characterizes four types of use of long takes, most of them combined with long camera movements, ... More


Conclusion

Richard I. Suchenski

in Projections of Memory: Romanticism, Modernism, and the Aesthetics of Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190274108
eISBN:
9780190274139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274108.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The filmmakers discussed in earlier chapters attempted to construct long-form works whose phenomenological intensity was tied to their status as integral temporal experiences that could open up new ... More


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