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Title: Darkroom
Author: Duras, Marguerite
ISBN: 9781940625447
Publisher: Contra Mundum Press
Published: 2021
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New
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Fiction 1282017

Publisher Description:

The Darkroom contains the script for Marguerite Duras' 1977 radically experimental film Le camion (The Truck), as well as four manifesto-like propositions in which Duras protests that most movies "beat the imagination to death" because they "are the same every time they are played." She also accuses the gatekeepers of traditional cinema of treating intelligence as if it were a "class phenomenon" and distinguishes her own approach: a cinema based on ideas and sensory experience.

In the dialogue with Michelle Porte at the end of the book, Duras further describes her filmmaking style, discussing everything from her biography to her critique of Marxism.

Translated by Alta Ifland & Eireene Nealand, and featuring an introduction by Jean-Luc Nancy.