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Cinema's Alchemist - : The Films of Peter Forgacs

Bill Nichols, Michael Renov, Whitney Davis, László F. Földényi, Marsha Kinder, Scott MacDonald, Tyru Univ Of Minnesota Press (December 2, 2011) (Visible Evidence) 2011
Univ Of Minnesota Press (December 2, 2011) Péter Forgács, 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’s Alchemist offers a sustained exploration of the imagination and skill with which Forgács reshapes such film footage, originally intended for private replica orologi di lusso 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; László F. Földényi, U of Theatre, Film and Television, Budapest; Marsha Kinder, U of Southern California; Tamás Korányi; 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.
editors and authors: Bill Nichols professor of cinema at San Francisco State University. Michael Renov vice dean of academic affairs and professor of critical studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.