The Films of Peter Weir (英語) ハードカバー – 1998/8/1
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Traces stylistic and thematic continuities across the Australian director's career. The films are approached chronologically, following Weir's transition from work done in Australia to that done in Hollywood as a way of charting the development of Australian film in general. Weir's films are noted for their integration of aesthetic approaches learned from European art films into the traditional narrative styles and generic structures of Hollywood cinema. Distributed by Continuum. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
"The second edition of Rayner's book differs from the first in several ways. The author has added eight stills form Weir's films, a discussion of The Truman Show, a more extensive bibliography, Internet resources, and a concluding chapter Recommended."" -Choice" --このテキストは、絶版本またはこのタイトルには設定されていない版型に関連付けられています。商品の説明をすべて表示する
The chapters each analyze two of Weir's movies. Sometimes this is interesting (the chapter on Gallipoli and The Year of Living Dangerously), but in other chapters, it's kinda weird (Dead Poets Society and Green Card?). I thought the best information came in the chapter on Picnic at Hanging Rock and the chapter about The Year of Living Dangerously, in which the author compares the structure of the film to a wayang, or a Javanese shadow play.
The book was a slow read for me, though, and I think it's because the writing felt like an academic trying to write on a popular subject rather than a popular writer writing about it, (if that makes any sense). If you're a die-hard Weir fan, you will definitely want to get this book. But I see there are a few other books on Weir out there, so those might be more suitable if you're just a casual fan.