The Cinema of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub

Edited by Martin Brady and Helen Hughes

Moving Image 14

Legenda

22 April 2023  •  244pp

ISBN: 978-1-839540-58-5 (hardback)  •  RRP £85, $115, €99

ISBN: 978-1-839540-59-2 (paperback, forthcoming)

ISBN: 978-1-839540-60-8 (JSTOR ebook)

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Viewing the films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub means looking at the construction of cinema itself: image, sound, performance, montage. Their work constitutes one of the most distinctive, beautiful, and politically radical oeuvres of modern cinema and has attracted the attention of a wide range of philosophers, filmmakers, and cineastes. Their sensual cinema of the eye and ear is as rich as the many texts and documents – musical, literary and visual – that have served as the basis of individual works. Their films propose a Marxist critique of capitalism and suggest alternative ways of living.

Despite the importance of their work, there have only been two retrospectives in the UK, the most recent in 2019. This volume has grown out of that event, curated by Ricardo Matos Cabo. Martin Brady and Helen Hughes, co-editors, are specialists in German, political and documentary cinema.

Contents:

1
Introduction: Incendiary Films
Martin Brady, Helen Hughes
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2
‘Nor do I seek out difficult postures’: Huillet’s and Straub’s Intellectuals
Nicolas Helm-Grovas
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3
Part and Whole: On Some Uses of Landscape in the Films of Huillet and Straub
Sam McAuliffe
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4
The Incarnation of Language in Quotation: The Böll and Bruckner Films of Huillet and Straub
Martin Brady
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5
History in the Visible: Memory Through Landscape in Fortini/Cani
Chris Groenveld
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6
‘The noise, the air, and the wind’: Sound and Stratification in the Films of Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, and Harun Farocki
Laura Lux
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7
‘Guardami!’: Sicilia! and the Claim on Attention
Brendan Prendeville
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8
Into the Woods: The Green Spaces of Huillet and Straub’s Workers, Peasants and The Return of The Prodigal Son — Humiliated
Jane Madsen
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9
Jean-Yves Petiteau, Itinerary of Jean Bricard: Three Documents
Ricardo Matos Cabo
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10
Communist Photosynthesis
Rastko Novaković
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11
Relocating Kafka in Jean-Marie Straub’s Jackals and Arabs (2011)
Helen Hughes
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12
Interview with Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub apropos The Death of Empedocles and Black Sin: 9 April 1990, Goethe-Institut London
Julian Petley
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Bibliography entry:

Brady, Martin, and Helen Hughes (eds), The Cinema of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, Moving Image, 14 (Legenda, 2023)

First footnote reference: 35 The Cinema of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, ed. by Martin Brady and Helen Hughes, Moving Image, 14 (Legenda, 2023), p. 21.

Subsequent footnote reference: 37 Brady and Hughes, p. 47.

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Bibliography entry:

Brady, Martin, and Helen Hughes (eds). 2023. The Cinema of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub, Moving Image, 14 (Legenda)

Example citation: ‘A quotation occurring on page 21 of this work’ (Brady and Hughes 2023: 21).

Example footnote reference: 35 Brady and Hughes 2023: 21.

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