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Waiting, Hoping, among the Ruins of All the Rest

Kaja Silverman

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Péter Forgács’s video films. Forgács’s video films concentrate on periods of extraordinary upheaval and cultural loss—World War II and the establishment of east-bloc ... More


Analytical Spaces: The Installations of Péter Forgács

László F. Földényi

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the installations of Péter Forgács. The installations of Forgács are life spaces. The space is distributed with precision: the object creates a logical, as well as emotional, ... More


The Memory of Loss: Péter Forgács’s Saga of Family Life and Social Hell

Péter Forgács and Bill Nichols

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses the representation of historical events and the specific means by which Péter Forgács sidesteps the conventions of both historical narratives (fiction) and traditional ... More


The World Rewound: Wittgenstein Tractatus

Whitney Davis

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Péter Forgács’s remarkable film Wittgenstein Tractatus (1992). The film endorses the particular capacity of film to re-view the world as seen (or found) by us: it is as much a ... More


Reorchestrating History: Transforming The Danube Exodus into a Database Documentary

Marsha Kinder

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the expanded adaptation of the sixty-minute film The Danube Exodus. In 2000, the Labyrinth Project collaborated with Péter Forgács to turn his sixty-minute film into a ... More


Reenvisioning the Documentary Fact: On Saying and Showing in Wittgenstein Tractatus and Bourgeois Dictionary

Tyrus Miller

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Péter Forgács’s two films Wittgenstein Tractatus and Bourgeois Dictionary. Both films utilize amateur film footage and stand out for their explicitly reflexive, metapoetic ... More


How to Make History Perceptible: The Bartos Family and the Private Hungary Series

Roger Odin

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyzes the film The Bartos Family in which Péter Forgács establishes the principles behind his use of the home movie as document. The use of home movies as documents is the factor that ... More


Péter Forgács: An Interview

Scott Macdonald

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an in-depth interview with Péter Forgács about filmmaking. Through his series of videos, Forgács dedicates himself to the retrieval of home movies and amateur films made in ... More


Toward a New Historiography: The Aesthetics of Temporality

Ernst van Alphen

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Péter Forgács’s slow-motion technique and manipulation of the film time. It discusses that the effect of repersonalization brought about by Forgács’s films is not only the ... More


Ordinary Film: The Maelstrom

Michael S. Roth

in Cinema's Alchemist: The Films of Péter Forgács

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648740
eISBN:
9781452945972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648740.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of Péter Forgács’s film The Maelstrom. It argues that Forgács’s challenge as a filmmaker, as an archivist, and as a film explorer is to preserve the ordinariness of ... More


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