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people always go for the obvious foreign film directors: bergman, kurosawa, almodóvar, etc. kieslowski is often overlooked but his allegorical films are simply brilliant and beautiful to watch.
Annette Insdorf offers a few creative insights into Kieslowski's work, but not much that I wasn't able to divine myself upon careful viewing of the films in question. She spends too many words summarizing the plots of the films, such that it becomes tiresome for those who have already seen them. And if you haven't seen them, you ought to be encountering them on their own terms before you read Insdorf's synopses. Her interpretive analyses are sometimes quite keen, but just as often wrongheaded (i...
This will probably end up being a place holder until I get around to reading other analyses of Kieslowski's work, but overall I was somewhat disappointed with this book. It does present a good overview, and I can say that the opening chapters about his early work was truly enjoyable. However, when Insdorf gets to analyzing his films (and I'm mostly thinking of her discussion of Dekalog and Three Colors), the author leaves a lot to be desired. This may stem from 1) choosing to spent a significant...
I was really disappointed with this book. It's the first book I read on Kieslowski after seeing a good number of his films. It wasn't really helpful. A lot of filler and very little good, strong analysis.
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"Chaos and disorder ruled poland in the mid-1980s--everywhere, everything, practically everybody's life. Tension, a feeling of hopelessness, and a fear of yet worse to come were obvious. I'd already started to travel abroad a bit by this time and observed a general uncertainty in the world at large. I'm not even thinking about politics here but about ordinary, everyday life. I sensed mutual indifference behind polite smiles and had the overwhelming impression that, more and more frequently, I wa...
Super thorough and love love love it. Lots of key insights to the director's life that influenced his work and how Polish cinema is having a moment since Kieslowski. Probably one of my all time favorite films by him has to be the three colors trilogy.
This book is a wonderful introduction to and insightful analysis of the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski. If you like good movies, movies that have something to do with life as we really experience it every day, Kieslowski should be on your list of directors to seek out, and this book would be a great way to begin. Ms. Insdorf, who worked with and for Kieslowski, both loves and deeply understands his films, some of which (The Decalogue, Three Colors) I would rate as the very best that anyone has ev...
I enjoyed Annette Insdorf's reflections on Kieslowski's films, even as I perceived a surprising lack of attentiveness to some of the more explicitly religious themes in his films. That said, Insdorf's careful eye certainly enhances my own appreciation for Kieslowski's work. This is best read in conjunction with watching the films themselves, as Insdorf tends to engage with pertinent details from the films.
Recently watched The Dekalog, The Double Life of Veronique, and the Three Colors Trilogy back-to-back-to-back, and this book was an invaluable guide through themes and meaning. I also found Insdorf's commentaries over the Three Colors films to be extremely valuable.
Some interesting personal anecdotes of Kieslowski, but the writer didn't have any particularly interesting insights about why his work was so interesting.
Some of the analysis could have been stronger. However, the book gave a good overview and works perfectly as a solid starting point for further reading and study.
Well put together, but not all that useful. Kieslowski was only 54 when he died. I thought he was much older. ( Don't smoke ! )
Not as useful as I though it would be. Interpretations could be deeper.