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P\u00e9ter Forg\u00e1cs, based in Budapest, is best known for his award-winning films built on home movies from the 1930s to the 1960s that document ordinary lives soon to intersect with offscreen historical events. Cinema\u2019s Alchemist offers a sustained exploration of the imagination and skill with which Forg\u00e1cs reshapes such film footage, originally intended for private and personal viewing, into extraordinary films dedicated to remembering the past in ways that matter for our future. Contributors: Whitney Davis, U of California, Berkeley; L\u00e1szl\u00f3 F. F\u00f6ld\u00e9nyi, U of Theatre, Film and Television, Budapest; Marsha Kinder, U of Southern California; Tam\u00e1s Kor\u00e1nyi; Scott MacDonald, Hamilton College; Tyrus Miller, U of California, Santa Cruz; Roger Odin, U of Paris III Sorbonne-Nouvelle; Catherine Portuges, U of Massachusetts Amherst; Michael S. Roth, Wesleyan U; Kaja Silverman, U of Pennsylvania; Ernst van Alphen, Leiden U, the Netherlands; Malin Wahlberg, Stockholm U.
|Publication date:||15th November 2011|
|Publisher:||University of Minnesota Press|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||The arts: general issues, Electronic, holographic & video art,|
Bill Nichols is professor of cinema at San Francisco State University. Michael Renov is vice dean of academic affairs and professor of critical studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.More About Michael Renov