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Max Ophuls and the cinema of desire

Alan Larson Williams

Max Ophuls and the cinema of desire

style and spectacle in four films, 1948-1955

by Alan Larson Williams

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Published by Arno Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ophuls, Max, 1902-1957.,
  • Motion picture plays -- History and criticism.,
  • Spectacular, The.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAlan Larson Williams.
    SeriesDissertations on film 1980
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1998.A3 O638 1980
    The Physical Object
    Pagination169 p. ;
    Number of Pages169
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4404328M
    ISBN 100405129246
    LC Control Number79006693

    In Max Ophuls and the Cinema of Desire, Alan Larson Williams quotes Ophuls (from an interview in Arts in April of ) on how he found the inspiration to make Lola Montes: When it was proposed that I do `Lola' it seemed to me that the subject was completely foreign to me. I don't like lives in which a great many things happen.   Max Ophuls’ elegant, Viennese waltz of a movie is a devastating melodrama about a schoolgirl crush that turns into an unrequited lifelong obsession. A reviewer on a popular Blu-ray review site, who is apparently unaware of the conventions of the melodrama genre and should’ve known better, foolishly complained about the film’s plot.

      Max Ophuls - Film/Cinema Studies bibliographies - in Harvard style. Change style powered by CSL. Popular Book. Bacher, L. Max Ophuls in the Hollywood studios - Rutgers University Press - New Brunswick (N.J.) The cinema of Max Ophuls: Magisterial Vision and the Figure of Woman. 1st ed. New York: Columbia University Press, pp The great films of director Max Ophuls, the cinema's most eloquent conductor of love stories both tragic and droll, haunt the space between the idealism of unconditional love and the reality of fickle lovers in a world of social barriers. it's a celebration of love and desire, passion and folly, wistful regret and optimistic hope rekindling.

    OPHÜLS, MaxNationality: Born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrucken, Germany, 6 May , became French citizen, Family: Married actress Hilde Wall in , one son, director Marcel Ophüls. The final period of Max Ophuls' career is marked by dazzling formal experimentation. The director maintained a laser-like focus on theme throughout his career - his films are all explorations of the joys and perils of romantic love - but toward the end of his career, Ophuls was constantly inventing daring new ways to tell his stories.. La ronde () is a series of vignettes about lovers as.


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Explores the representation of women as commodities, the tension between movement and stasis, the question of voice and its relation to visuals, Ophuls' response to the plight of European Jewry, and his critique of bourgeois by:   The Cinema Of Max Ophuls: Magisterial Vision And The Figure Of Woman.

(Film and Culture Series) Using film theory and current criticism, White 4/5(7). The Cinema of Max Ophuls. Magisterial Vision and the Figure of Woman.

Susan M. White. Columbia University Press. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. Max Ophuls and the cinema of desire: style and spectacle in four films, in SearchWorks catalog. Get this from a library. Max Ophuls and the cinema of desire: style and spectacle in four films, [Alan Larson Williams].

Alan Williams is a professor in the department of French at Rutgers University. He is the author of Max Ophuls and the Cinema of Desire and Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking. Max Ophuls’s Hollywood films from the late s, including the noir feature The Reckless Moment, take disposability as a central essay argues that these films attribute an obdurate presence to objects, often foregrounding the dominance of clutter over the agency of Author: Karl Schoonover.

The essence of Ophuls' cinema is the inner rhythm of his movement, a contrapuntal interweaving of his characters and camera. But this choreography is never decorative. It is designed kinaesthetically to create the shifts of emotion between excitement and fear, between delight and despair, that mark the imaginative rhythms of the most meaningful.

Film scholar Alan Williams has devoted a large part of his career to studying the films of Max Ophuls, in particular LA RONDE. His book “Max Ophuls and the Cinema of Desire: A Critical Study of Six Films, ” was published in In this interview, conducted inWilliams discusses L.

Available in: film theory and current criticism, White traces the figure of woman in the work of Max Ophuls. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your : $ His book “Max Ophuls and the Cinema of Desire: A Critical Study of Six Films, ” was published in In this interview, conducted inWilliams discusses LA RONDE and its history.

Film scholar Alan Williams has devoted a large part of his career to studying the films of Max Ophuls, in particular LA RONDE. There would probably be a film by Max Ophuls in my best 10 movies of all time, let alone my best It is not La Ronde, his most successful film, nor Lola Montes, the magnificent last work of a.

4. Liebelei () A lot of Ophuls's early films are difficult to come by; this is the only one made before that I've seen.

But it strikes me as a major work, a simple yet deceptively complex adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's play. Sort of like a Frank Borzage film, Author: Drew Hunt.

Marcel Ophuls (German: [ˈɔfʏls]; born 1 November ) is a documentary film maker and former actor, best known for his films The Sorrow and the Pity and Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus mater: Occidental College, Los Angeles, University.

Nationality: Born Max Oppenheimer in Saarbrucken, Germany, 6 Maybecame French citizen, Family: Married actress Hilde Wall inone son, director Marcel Ophüls.

Career: Acting debut, ; began as stage director, ; began working at. His books include Max Ophuls and the Cinema of Desire (Arno, ), Republic of Images: A History of French Filmmaking (Harvard University Press, ), and the edited volume Film and Nationalism (Rutgers University Press, "Depth of Field," ).

Max Ophuls and the cinema of desire: style and spectacle in four films, by Alan Larson Williams (Book) Dark humor in films of the s by Wheeler W Dixon (Book). 6 May,Saarbrücken, Germany d. 26 March,Hamburg, Germany Like the elaborate camera manoeuvres that enrich his multinational filmography, the career of Max Ophuls has been one of dynamic fluctuation.

Since his first feature inthrough his last inOphuls has had moments of tremendous productivity, only to have that followed [ ]. Abstract. This chapter considers the issue of originality in relation to the wide reverse.

This raises a number of questions: if instances of the wide reverse or variations exist in the films of other filmmakers, how similar or different are they in form and in the way they are applied to narrative when compared to Spielberg; could the work of these other filmmakers have influenced Spielberg Author: James Mairata.

Louise is an entire consciousness, physically emotive. Ophuls wanted Darrieux to be a “void”: an egocentric void of desire that sucks us in. She is like a painting. Ophuls’s frame is less a container than a window, an opening. And the opening is less for us to look in than for Louise to look out.

A significant influence on directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese, Max Ophuls (–) is the cinema’s great poet of time, space, memory and impossible love. Working throughout Europe and the US in the s, ’40s and ’50s he is also one of .OK, this is where it really gets interesting.

Forget the consensus Top 50 Greatest Movies of All Time; let's get personal. Sight & Sound has now published the top titles in its international critics poll, the full list of more than 2, movies mentioned, and all the individual lists of the participating critics, academics, archivists and programmers, along with any accompanying.Max Ophuls and the Cinema of Desire.

(Arno, ) "Pierrot in Context(s)", in D. Wills, ed., Pierrot le fou (Cambridge University Press, in press) Making Different Kinds of Circles: Reigen and the Cinema, in T. Ballhausen et al (eds.), Die Tatsachen der Seele: Arthur Schnitzler und .