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Angelopoulos, Theo (Subject); Horton, Andrew (Editor) & Various Contributors . THE LAST MODERNIST: THE FILMS OF THEO ANGELOPOULOS. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Landmark collection of essays on subject. The single best introduction to the art of Theo Angelopoulos. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the softcover edition. Published as Volume 66 of the "Contributions to the Study of Popular Culture" Series, the book is now rare. "Theo Angelopoulos is widely regarded as one of the most distinctive contemporary filmmakers and a highly idiosyncratic film stylist. His work, from the early 1970's to 'The Beekeeper', 'Landscape in the Mist', 'The Suspended Step of the Stalk', and the Cannes prize-winner, 'Ulysses' Gaze', demonstrates a unique sensibility and a preoccupation with form (notably, the long take, space, and time) and with content, particularly Greek politics and history, and notions of the journey, border-crossing, and exile. This collection of essays surveys his entire cinematic output and presents a discussion of his major films, themes, and concerns. The contributors argue that Angelopoulos' sustained oeuvre has kept alive the tradition of postwar modernism, that is, the cinema of Antonioni, Jancso, and Ozu, in the largely hostile environment of the 1980's and 1990's. A major work for lovers of contemporary European film" (Publisher's blurb). The contributors are a very diverse lot: The Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Wilmington weighs in with as much insight and gravitas as the philosopher Fredric Jameson, who contributes what is probably the single most dense appreciation of Angelopoulos' sublime films. A "must-have" title for Theo Angelopoulos collectors. This title had a very limited print run and has been out-of-print for a very long time. This is one of extremely few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with film stills from Theo Angelopoulos' oeuvre. One of the greatest living film artists. A flawless collectible copy. . ISBN 0313305641. $150.00

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