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In a month of thirteen films: A Fassbinder diary

Author: Chirico, David

Source: Studies in European Cinema, Volume 7, Number 1, September 2010 , pp. 37-49(13)

Publisher: Intellect

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Abstract:

Fassbinder's films provoke on multiple levels, often challenging a spectator's very capacity to respond. In a short time he produced a system of images startling, interrelated and tantalizingly incomplete. A cinema of such excess resists efforts at easy containment. This viewing diary attempts to address a number of themes within the work: the roles of the body; the flirtation with genre; the border crosser; the figure of the singer; the elements of science fiction.

Keywords: Fassbinder; autopoiesis; borders; genre; systems theory

Document Type: Editorial

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/seci.7.1.37_1

Affiliations: Broome Community College.

Publication date: September 1, 2010

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