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The Russian Long Take

Course Description: 

"Time flows in a film not by virtue but in defiance of montage-cuts," wrote the great Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. The course explores the phenomenon of long take (a single continuous shot which presents `a vision of time') and its aesthetic and philosophical significance to the art of cinema. Key films by cult auteurs (Tarkovsky, Paradjanov, Tarr and Sokurov among others) will be used as case studies and read through the prism of film theory (Béla Balázs, Andre Bazin, Gilles Deleuze, Maya Deren, Jean Epstein, and Slavoj Zizek).

Subject: 
SLAVIC
Subject (Full): 
Slavic Studies
Academic Year: 
2016-2017
General Education Requirement(s): 
GER:DB-Hum
Geography: 
Russia