Sundance to Sarajevo

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November 2003



A book-length, journalistic account of all the superficial glitz that we associate with film festivals, along with an account of the serious business that goes on there, and of the politics behind the glamor. There have been books about individual festivals, but never anything as comprehensive as this.


Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: Festivals with Business Agendas Cannes Sundance ShoWest Part Two: Festivals with Geopolitical Agendas FESPACO Havana Sarajevo Midnight Sun Part Three: Festivals with Aesthetic Agendas Pordenone Lone Pine Telluride Part Four: The Politics of Festivals The Festival That Failed I, The Jury


Kenneth Turan is film critic for the Los Angeles Times and a frequent contributor to National Public Radio's Morning Edition. He is director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and the co-author of Call Me Anna: The Autobiography of Patty Duke (1987).


"It is in the nature of film festivals to lack coherence--they must, necessarily--so any book about the phenomena is bound to partake of that shapelessness; and indeed Turan's book reads very episodically, with little in the way of a central thesis or theme."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review, 6/23
EAN: 9780520240728
ISBN: 0520240723
Untertitel: Film Festivals and the World They Made. 27 b/w photographs. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: University of California Press
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2003
Seitenanzahl: 190 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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