By Kelley Conway

ISBN-10: 0252039726

ISBN-13: 9780252039720

ISBN-10: 025208120X

ISBN-13: 9780252081200

Both a precursor to and a severe member of the French New Wave, Agnès Varda weaves documentary and fiction into tapestries that painting specific areas and intricate humans. Critics and aficionados have celebrated Varda's independence and originality because the New Wave touchstone Cleo from five to 7 (1962) introduced her a degree of foreign acclaim she has but to relinquish. movie historian Kelley Conway lines Varda's works from her 1954 debut l. a. Pointe Courte via a diverse profession that incorporates nonfiction and fiction shorts and lines, deploy artwork, and the successful 2008 documentary The seashores of Agnès . Drawing on Varda's records and conversations with the filmmaker, Conway makes a speciality of the concrete info of ways Varda makes movies: a project's emergence, its improvement and the moving varieties of its screenplay, the hunt for financing, and the execution from casting via modifying and exhibition. within the strategy, she departs from movie history's conventional view of the French New Wave and divulges one artist's nontraditional trajectory via autonomous filmmaking. the result's an intimate attention that unearths the creative consistencies and impressive adjustments within the occupation of 1 of the world's so much exuberant and fascinating directors.

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