Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzystzof Kieslowski

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Miamax, 1999 M10 20 - 240 pages
Krzysztof Kieslowski, who died in 1996, perfected his art in movies lled with mesmerizing images of beauty and danger. His best-known lms, Blue; White; Red; The Double Life of Veronique; and The Decalogue, remain watershed events in lmmaking history. Author Annette Insdorf, Kieslowskis close friend and translator, offers a revealing portrait of his life and monumental body of work. From the gold-bathed images of The Double Life of Veronique to the emotionally dark, visually haunting Blue, Kieslowskis lms explore personal and social issues with inimitable brilliance. This paperback edition includes an updated introduction with information on the much anticipated release of Heaven (March 2002)which Kieslowski wrote and planned to lm, before he died unexpectedly in March 1996.

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User Review  - Lenka_leSoleil - LibraryThing

Interesting details on Kieslowski's life; extracts from rare interviews; perfectly deep insight into the director's works - very helpful for true Kieslowski's buffs! 'Bonus' - details from behind the scenes (e.g., Krzysztof Piesiewicz about ideas led to Decalogue, Three colours, etc). Read full review

Double lives, second chances: the cinema of Krzysztof KieÃâºlowski

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With the exception of Kieslowski on Kieslowski (Faber & Faber, 1993), no English-language books about this celebrated Polish director have been published. Insdorf (film studies, Columbia Univ.), who ... Read full review


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Insdorf is Director of Undergraduate Film Studies at Columbia University, where she holds the title of Professor as well as Chairman of the Doctoral Program in Film and Theater. Born in Paris, she graduated from Queens College, CUNY, and received her Ph.D. degree from Yale University, where she was a Danforth Fellow. She taught film at Yale from 1975 to 1988. She was named Chevalier dans l'ordre des arts et des lettres by the French Ministry of Culture.

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