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The Politics of Exclusion: The Turbulent History of Hungarian and Polish Film, 1896—1945

Susan M. Papp

in Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry Volume 31: Poland and Hungary: Jewish Realities Compared

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764715
eISBN:
9781800343368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764715.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter presents a comparative examination of the film industries in Hungary and Poland from the invention of the first motion picture cameras in the 1890s up to and including the Second World ... More


Superhero Genre and Graphic Storytelling in Contemporary Hungarian and Russian Cinema

Bence Kránicz

in Caught In-Between: Intermediality in Contemporary Eastern European and Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474435499
eISBN:
9781474481076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435499.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter examines how certain contemporary Eastern European genre films use superhero stories rooted in American comic books, and apply specific techniques and methods of the comic book form. ... More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


‘Technique, Content, and Problems of Language’

in Lukácsian film theory and cinema: A study of Georg Lukács’ writings on film, 1913-71

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078842
eISBN:
9781781701706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078842.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents the published interview of Georg Lukács by Filmkùltura concerning some Hungarian films and issues related to technique, content, and the problems of language. The interview took ... More


The Controversy Surrounding the Events of 1957 and After

John Cunningham

in The Cinema of István Szabó: Visions of Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171991
eISBN:
9780231850704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171991.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the controversy involving Hungarian director István Szabó, who was accused of being an informant of the Communist regime's secret police in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In ... 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


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