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Theo Angelopoulos in the Underworld

Francoise Létoublon

in Homer in the Twentieth Century: Between World Literature and the Western Canon

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199298266
eISBN:
9780191711602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298266.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter studies the theme of katabasis in two recent films by the Greek film director, Theo Angelopoulos — Ulysses' Gaze and Eternity and One Day. Developing previous work, the chapter argues ... More


The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Angelos Koutsourakis and Mark Steven (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is the first critical assessment of one of the leading figures of modernist European art cinema. Assessing his complete works, the book brings together a team of internationally regarded ... More


The Narrative Imperative in the Films of Theo Angelopoulos

Caroline Eades

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the development of what it calls the ‘narrative imperative’ in Theo Angelopoulos' films such as Eternity and a Day, Megalexandros and Ulysses' Gaze. Throughout Angelopoulos' ... More


Syncope and Fractal Liminality: Theo Angelopoulos’ Voyage to Cythera and the Question of Borders

Dany Nobus and Nektaria Pouli

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Theo Angelopoulos' 1984 film Voyage to Cythera, arguing that it ‘constitutes a creative hinge in Angelopoulos' career’, whereby an individuating and ultimately humanising ... More


Theo Angelopoulos as Film Critic

Maria Chalkou

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Theo Angelopoulos' work as a film critic, focusing on the ways in which he was invested in cinema — personally, professionally, intellectually and aesthetically — even before ... More


Angelopoulos and the Lingua Franca of Modernism

Angelos Koutsourakis and Mark Steven

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0019
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book examines the oeuvre of Theo Angelopoulos, whose films are deeply immersed in the historical experiences of his homeland, Greece, while the international appeal of his work can be attributed ... More


Theo Angelopoulos’ Unfinished Odyssey: The Other Sea

Andrew Horton

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This afterword offers the first critical account of Theo Angelopoulos' final, unfinished film, The Other Sea, describing it as the capstone to a long career and arguing that it would have synthesised ... More


Generative Apogee and Elegiac Expansion: European Film Modernism from Antonioni to Angelopoulos

Hamish Ford

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter situates Theo Angelopoulos within the compositional context of European post-war cinematic modernism, and more specifically in relation to fellow filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni. ... More


Theo Angelopoulos’ Early Films and the Demystification of Power

Vrasidas Karalis

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the ways that Theo Angelopoulos forged a cinema of demystification, whose individual films ‘contested history as the justifying discourse of power and authority’. Angelopoulos' ... More


Two Short Essays on Angelopoulos’ Early Films

Nagisa Oshima

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents two essays whose author offers a unique perspective on Theo Angelopoulos, approaching his work from the standpoint of a contemporary auteur and directorial colleague. The first ... More


Angelopoulos and the Time-image

Richard Rushton

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the transition between the ‘politics’ of Theo Angelopoulos' early films and the ‘humanism’ of his later work. Commentators such as David Bordwell and Fredric Jameson have ... More


Angelopoulos’ Gaze: Modernism, History, Cinematic Ethics

Robert Sinnerbrink

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how, in Ulysses' Gaze, Theo Angelopoulos strives to combine history, myth, and politics in ways that constitute a cinema of historical experience, collective memory, and ethics. ... More


Angelopoulos and Collective Narrative

Fredric Jameson and Stathis Kouvelakis

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of collective narrative in Theo Angelopoulos' films from the 1970s. It begins with the premise that ‘our failure to grant Theo Angelopoulos the position he deserves in ... More


Megalexandros: Authoritarianism and National Identity

Dan Georgakas

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter analyses Theo Angelopoulos' 1980 film Megalexandros (or Alexander the Great), which was released in 1980 and which is generally considered to emblematise a moment of political ... More


Movement beyond the axes

Dimitris Eleftheriotis

in Cinematic Journeys: Film and Movement

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633128
eISBN:
9780748651269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633128.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the ‘post’ as a historical, geopolitical, and cultural terminus that points towards a ‘beyond’. It examines two films, Theo Angelopoulos's Ulysses' Gaze (1995) and Samira ... More


The Gestus of Showing: Brecht, Tableaux and Early Cinema in Angelopoulos’ Political Period (1970–80)

Angelos Koutsourakis

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the work of Bertolt Brecht as a source of formative energy for Theo Angelopoulos. It reads Angelopoulos' 1970s films with an eye for Brechtian forms and tropes, focusing ... More


Memory Under Siege: Archive Fever in Theo Angelopoulos’ Ulysses’ Gaze

Smaro Kamboureli

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the idea of recollection by focusing on Theo Angelopoulos' 1995 film Ulysses' Gaze, arguing that cultural memory creates virtual spaces in which ‘different temporalities’ are ... More


Cinematography of the Group: Angelopoulos and the Collective Subject of Cinema

Julian Murphet

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines one of Theo Angelopoulos' technical signatures, ‘the long-take circular or semi-circular pan in long shot, stretching from between 180 degrees and 720 degrees’, describing it ... More


‘Nothing Ever Ends’:Angelopoulos and the Image of Duration

Asbjørn Grønstad

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Theo Angelopoulos' last film The Dust of Time (2008), describing it as an apotheosis to the director's visual investment in duration. In The Dust of Time, a voice-over declares ... More


Tracks in the Eurozone: Late Style Meets Late Capitalism

Mark Steven

in The Cinema of Theo Angelopoulos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697953
eISBN:
9781474416160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697953.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how Theo Angelopoulos' late style mediates a political response to the ascent of neoliberalism in Europe and especially in Greece. Angelopoulos' shift from one aesthetic mode to ... More


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