The Resource Irreversible, Tim Palmer

Irreversible, Tim Palmer

Label
Irreversible
Title
Irreversible
Statement of responsibility
Tim Palmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Gaspar Noé's Irreversible is uncompromising and visceral, an essential piece of modern cinema. Punctuated by dazzling avant-garde techniques, the film depicts, in reverse-chronological order, a woman's rape and her boyfriend and friend's subsequent hunt for vengeance through the underworld of Paris. Confrontational yet influential, Irreversible has polarized audiences since its release in 2002, making it until now almost impossible to study dispassionately. This first book-length study of Irreversible situates Noé's work in the ecosystem of contemporary French media, exploring how Irreversible and a larger-scale Cinéma du corps actually inspired France's film resurgence in the early twenty-first century. From there, Palmer shows Irreversible to be one of the most subversive star vehicles in recent world cinema, in the form of its iconic lead performers, Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, and Albert Dupontel. Investigating the spectrum of reactions created by Noé's film -- through its pugnacious stylistic design, its on-screen deconstruction of Paris, its international critical reception and its unexpectedly utopian counterpoints to violence and despair -- the book generates a new rational dialogue about Irreversible that challenges any instinct simply to reject or condemn it. "--
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1975-
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Palmer, Tim
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1997.I65
LC item number
P35 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Controversies
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  • ART / Film & Video
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies
Label
Irreversible, Tim Palmer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Civilization and Its Discontents: Irreversible in the French Film Ecosystem -- Irreversible and the Cinéma du corps -- Gaspar Noé: Alone Against Everything -- Noé Destroys All Things: Irreversible's Narrative and Stylistic Design -- Cassel, Bellucci, Dupontel: Irreversible as Rogue Star Vehicle -- All of the Evil of This World: Irreversible's Critical Reception in France, the UK, and North America -- Bellucci's Body: From Rape to Reverence -- Conclusion
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780230336971
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014037843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885228541
  • (OCoLC)ocn885228541
Label
Irreversible, Tim Palmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Civilization and Its Discontents: Irreversible in the French Film Ecosystem -- Irreversible and the Cinéma du corps -- Gaspar Noé: Alone Against Everything -- Noé Destroys All Things: Irreversible's Narrative and Stylistic Design -- Cassel, Bellucci, Dupontel: Irreversible as Rogue Star Vehicle -- All of the Evil of This World: Irreversible's Critical Reception in France, the UK, and North America -- Bellucci's Body: From Rape to Reverence -- Conclusion
Extent
pages cm.
Isbn
9780230336971
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014037843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)885228541
  • (OCoLC)ocn885228541

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