Laura Mulvey & Peter Wollen - Riddles of the Sphinx/Amy!

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Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen are not filmmakers first and foremost; they are film theorists, critics and thinkers. Mulvey and Wollen’s texts from the 1970s set their sights on utopian and revolutionary perspectives. Mulvey emphasizes the gestures necessary for a cinematic liberation struggle, while Wollen draws on the power of fantasy and adopts cinema as a model for a new avant-garde. Both play a role in writing a manifesto for a different kind of cinema, whose militant nature is gained from radical work on (cinematic) symbolization processes.

"From a contemporary perspective, RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX is less of an attempt to destroy the codes of classical Hollywood cinema in line with its authors’ intentions than a sustained critique of this cinema using cinematic means." Winfried Pauleit

- RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, UK 1977, 92 min

- AMY! Laura Mulvey, Peter Wollen, UK 1980, 33 min

Bonus material Audio commentary on RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX by Laura Mulvey (English), Video interview with Laura Mulvey (2013, English), Audio recording Q&A Berlinale Forum (1977, world premiere of RIDDLES OF THE SPHINX, German / English), 52 pages booklet (German / English).

 

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Price: 

16,90 €

Publisher: 

Label: 

Arsenal

Publishing date: 

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Runtime: 

202 min

Language: 

English

Subtitles: 

German

Region: 

2

Video: 

PAL

Aspect ratio: 

4:3

Colour: 

Colour

Sound: 

DD2.0