ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Description
Over her six-film career, including works like Old Joy, Meek’s Cutoff and Certain Women, the independent filmmaker Kelly Reichardt has established a highly individual perspective on questions of gender, feminism, socioeconomics and sexual orientation, set within an aesthetic framework that is guided by the low-budget techniques of ‘slow cinema’, minimalism and neorealism. In this close reading of her films and production methods, E. Dawn Hall defines Reichardt’s auteur characteristics, arguing that she offers a contemporary and sustainable model for independent filmmakers in America. ; In this close reading of her films and production methods, E. Dawn Hall defines Reichardt’s auteur characteristics, arguing that she offers a contemporary and sustainable model for independent filmmakers in America. ; Dedication; Acknowledgements; Kelly Reichardt as Auteur; A Closer Look: Kelly Reichardt; Precursor: River of Grass; Growth: “Ode,” “Then, A Year” and “Travis”; Discovery: Old Joy; Breakthrough:Wendy and Lucy; Expectations: Meek's Cutoff; Expansion: Night Moves; Solidificaton:Certain Women; An Interview with Kelly Reichardt; Filmography; Bibliography ; DedicationAcknowledgements Kelly Reichardt as Auteur A Closer Look: Kelly Reichardt Precursor: River of GrassProductionA Female Centered Road MovieFeminist Counter-CinemaTaboo Topics: Post-Partum and Role ReversalsPowerless MenLiminal Existence Growth: "Ode," "Then, A Year" and "Travis" "Ode" (1999) "Then, a Year" (2001) "Travis" (2004) Discovery: Old Joy Production Complicating Masculinity Politics and Personal Identity Inserting the Feminine Breakthrough:Wendy and Lucy ProductionNeo-Neorealism Gender and the Narrative of Homelessness Social Realism and the At-Risk vs. the Can-do Girl Ecofeminist Concerns Expectations: Meek's Cutoff The Real Story of Meek Production SoundQuestions of Genre: Feminist WesternSlow Cinema and Neo-Neorealism"Politicking," Race, and Violence The Open Image in Slow Cinema Expansion: Night Moves ProductionSound Denying ExpectationsPolitical ConnectionsHistorical Implications: OklahomaEarth Liberation Front (ELF)Maternity and Post FeminismA Character Study Solidificaton: Certain WomenProductionAdaptation: Lost Characters and Open Endings An Interview with Kelly Reichardt Filmography Bibliography
Author Biography

E. Dawn Hall is associate professor in the School of University Studies at Western Kentucky University.

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 2018
  • English
  • 9781474411134
  • Primary Price: 75 GBP
  • Pages: 192
  • Edinburgh University Press
  • Publish State: Published
  • Edition: 1
  • Dimensions: 234 X 156 mm
  • Series: ReFocus
  • Reference Code: 4623