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Film alkimista - Cinema's Alchemist - Forgács Péter filmjei

Scott MacDonald,Bill Nichols,Ernst van Alphen,Michael S. Roth,Michael Renov,Kaja Silverman,Malin Wah Minnesota University Press 2011 _ABOUT The Danube Exodus
Introduction Bill Nichols

Part I. Setting the Scene
1. Péter Forgács: An Interview
Scott MacDonald
2. The Memory of Loss: Péter Forgács’s Saga of Family Life and Social Hell
Peter Forgács and Bill Nichols, in dialogue

Part II. The Holocaust Films
3. Towards a New Historiography: The Aesthetics of Temporality
Ernst van Alphen
4. Ordinary Film: The Maelstrom
Michael S. Roth
5. Historical Discourses of the Unimaginable: The Maelstrom
Michael Renov
6. Waiting, Hoping, among the Ruins of All the Rest
Kaja Silverman
7. The Trace: Framing the Presence of the Past in Free Fall
Malin Wahlberg

Part III. Other Films/Other Contexts
8. How to Make History Perceptible: The Bartos Family and the Private Hungary series
Roger Odin
9. Found Images as Witness to Central European History: A Bibó Reader and Miss Universe 1929
Catherine Portuges
10. Re-envisioning the Documentary Fact: On Saying and Showing in Wittgenstein Tractatus and Bourgeois Dictionaries
Tyrus Miller
11. The World Rewound: Wittgenstein Tractatus
Whitney Davis
12. Taking the Part for the Whole: Some Thoughts Inspired by the Film Music of Tibor Szemzö
Tamás Korányi
13. Analytical Spaces: The Installations of Péter Forgács
László F. Földényi
14. Reorchestrating History: Transforming The Danube Exodus into a Database Documentary
Marsha Kinder

Acknowledgments
Filmography

"Péter Forgács is indeed an alchemist, as this insightful compendium of essays proclaims; his extraordinary process transforms ordinary home movies into works of profound and sometimes mysterious beauty. This volume brilliantly articulates the qualities that make his work so distinctive and important, not only as acts of cinematic archaeology but as transformative art. Michael Renov’s concise appreciation of Forgács’ devastating reimagining of pre-Holocaust Jewish family movies in The Maelstrom, and Bill Nichols’s and Scott MacDonald’s revealing interviews with the filmmaker himself, are among the gems to be discovered." —Peter L. Stein, Executive Director, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker.