Speaking the language of desire: The films of Carl Dreyer

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Speaking the language of desire: The films of Carl Dreyer
Raymond Carney
Cambridge University Press / 1989/ out of print / first edition / paperback / 5.4 x 8.5 in / 384 pp / b+w / eng / ISBN: 9780521378079 / weight: 12.6 oz
Condition: very good, minor shelf wear, hint of creasing on spine, interior clean and unmarked

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Of all the acknowledged masters of world cinema Danish director Carl Theodor Dreyer has received the least amount of critical ink. Other than The Passion of Joan of Arc, his films have not received the attention they deserve. Film professor Raymond Carney’s Speaking the language of desire goes a long way toward setting the record straight. Carney argues that the key to understanding Dryer’s films can be found in the “radically new way of knowing and feeling” created by the director's highly distinctive style. Carney convincingly argues this point in a detailed examination of Dreyer’s three most accessible films: Day of Wrath, Gertrud, and Ordet. Far from esoteric and difficult, these powerful films are revealed as works that transcend time and speak passionately about our inner lives today.

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