- Series: Berghahn on Film
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (February 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857459015
- ISBN-13: 978-0857459015
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,539,233 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Jonathan L. Owen's book will be very valuable for scholars and students of Czech and Slovak cinema and of the Czechoslovak avant-garde generally, as well as for those interested in applying poststructuralist and psychoanalytic theory to film...Each individual film analysis is rich, detailed, well-researched, and original, as Owen smoothly adapts the insights of previous scholars in formulating his own...an undeniably masterful and highly significant study."� �� Slavic Review
"...a fine study of the Czechoslovak New Wave. It is impressively researched, well read in Czech and Slovak sources, and the contextualization of the New Wave is superb. It is original, and it offers a welcome new approach to the subject."� �� Slavonic & East European Review
"Owen provides a useful overview of Czechoslovak avant-garde art from the 1920s to the 1980s and in-depth analysis of a number of movies, some of them not well known in the West. The book will be rewarding reading for those interested in Slavic culture, European avant-gardism, and film studies."� �� Choice
"[T]he book's considerable lasting value lies in the quality and depth of the contextual material, accompanied by a lengthy bibliography. Owen's potted history of Czech Surrealism ... is a particularly valuable primer, as is his exploration of the peculiar historical, cultural and political conditions that allowed a surprisingly coherent film movement to spring into existence."� �� Sight & Sound
"This book can fill a significant lacuna in the scarce international research on and publications about the [Czechoslovak] New Wave ... it presents a vital contribution to the study of the period."� �� Petra Han�kov�, Charles University
"I think this is an excellent text. It deals with a very under-researched subject in an original yet comprehensive manner. It is well-written and well-structured."� �� Elisabetta Girelli, University of St Andrews
About the Author
Jonathan L. Owen is a Teaching Fellow at the University of St. Andrews. He completed his Ph.D. on Czech cinema at the University of Manchester. His research interests include the European cinema of the 1960s and 1970s and the Czech twentieth-century avant-garde.