The Cinema of Raœl Ruiz

The Cinema of Raœl Ruiz

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RaAol Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work in English. This volume sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging from his earliest work in Chile to high-budget 'European' costume dramas culminating in Mysteries of Lisbon (2010). It does so by treating Ruiz's work a€“ with its surrealist, magic realist, popular cultural, and neo-Baroque sources a€“ as a type of 'impossible' cinematic cartography, mapping real, imaginary, and virtual spaces, and crossing between different cultural contexts, aesthetic strategies, and technical media. It argues that across the different phases of Ruiz's work identified, there are key continuities such as the invention of singular cinematic images and the interrogation of their possible and impossible combinations.of Chilean history. ... He is then encouraged by the guide Virgil to break off a twig and see what occurs. ... Despite Ruiza#39;s refusal of any militant rhetoric, there is a strong allegorical reference in A TV Dante between the punishments of the a#39;lost soulsa#39; of the inferno ... The 14th and final Canto begins by a return to the same aerial view of Santiago but for this Canto the narrators are absent from the screen .

Title:The Cinema of Raœl Ruiz
Author:Michael Goddard
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-09-22


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