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Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski

Insdorf, Annette; Jacob, Irene (foreword)

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ISBN 10: 0786865628 / ISBN 13: 9780786865628
Published by Miramax / Hyperion, New York, 1999
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Cloth-backed paper over boards; dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 220, illustrated in b/w. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "For Anna Marino, with warm wishes for 2001, Annette Insdorf, 1/2001." Spine tips and corners gently bumped, otherwise book is fine. Dust jacket rubbed; lightly wrinkled along the edges; tiny chips at corners. An excellent reference, including a bibliography. First Edition, First Printing, with complete number line. Bookseller Inventory # JC8215

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Title: Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of ...

Publisher: Miramax / Hyperion, New York

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Krzysztof Kieslowski, who died in 1996, perfected his art in movies lled with mesmerizing images of beauty and danger. His best-known lms, Blue; White; Red; The Double Life of Veronique; and The Decalogue, remain watershed events in lmmaking history. Author Annette Insdorf, Kieslowskis close friend and translator, offers a revealing portrait of his life and monumental body of work. From the gold-bathed images of The Double Life of Veronique to the emotionally dark, visually haunting Blue, Kieslowskis lms explore personal and social issues with inimitable brilliance. This paperback edition includes an updated introduction with information on the much anticipated release of Heaven (March 2002)which Kieslowski wrote and planned to lm, before he died unexpectedly in March 1996.

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With the exception of Kieslowski on Kieslowski (Faber & Faber, 1993), no English-language books about this celebrated Polish director have been published. Insdorf (film studies, Columbia Univ.), who translated for Kieslowski in the United States on many occasions prior to his 1996 death, is just the person to fill this gap. Her study charts Kieslowski's life as a documentarist, television director, and political activist. She begins by introducing readers to his early projects after graduating from the Lodz Film School and then analyzes such landmark works as The Decalog telefilms, The Double Life of Veronique, and the "Three Colors" trilogy. Kieslowski is revealed to be a cinematic poet who crafted light, shadow, and movement into a vision of human fallibility and transcendence. Sympathetic yet critical, intelligent yet accessible, this volume belongs in every research library supporting film studies.ANeal Baker, Earlham Coll., Richmond, IN
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