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Contemporary Cinema


Analyses the influential forms of a cinema of poetry in 1970s features by Altman, Herzog, Malick, Scorsese, Weir, Von Trotta, and Tarkovsky. Orr shows how, in the 80s and 90s the emergence of talented new filmmakers has meant a diffusion of different cinemas of poetry using new techniques and new technologies, as well as the reinvention of science fiction and film noir in American genre.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 1998