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Most widely known for his filmic productions, Raúl Ruiz (1941-2011) was a highly prolific, erudite, and innovative artist, whose work is located at the intersection of diverse locations, languages, and aesthetic traditions. Ruiz's eclectic body of work includes over one hundred films (among them features, shorts, television serials, and videos), books on the theory of cinema, genre-defying fiction books, plays, a radio show, and a multimedia installation. Raúl Ruiz's Cinema of Inquiry posits the unity of Ruiz's body of work and investigates the similarities between his very diverse artistic productions. Ruiz's own concept of "cinema of inquiry" provides the lens through which his films and poetics are examined. Ruiz's relevance to cinema and the growing interest in his work are due to his legacy as a global filmmaker. Viewers, filmmakers, and film scholars continue to return to his works because his films consistently pose the question of what cinema can be, especially at a time when cinema is increasingly seen as displaced by television and new media. Ruiz expanded the domain of cinema itself, incessantly probing the interstices between cinema and other arts. Editors Ignacio López-Vicuña and Andreea Marinescu, with six other scholars, explore different aspects of Ruiz's work, with special attention paid to the transnational aspects of Ruiz's films, critical regionalism, and political and aesthetic interventions. Raúl Ruiz's Cinema of Inquiry includes close readings of important yet understudied films, as well as two extensive previously unpublished interviews with Ruiz. This comprehensive volume gives voice to a significant filmmaker and artist. Students and scholars of film and media studies will find great value in this collection.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page, Series Page, Title Page, Copyright, Editors' Note, Acknowledgments
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. Ignacio López-Vicuña, Andreea Marinescu
  3. pp. 1-28
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  1. Childhood and Play in the Films of Raúl Ruiz
  2. Valeria de los Ríos
  3. pp. 29-48
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  1. Television, Tractations, and Folklore: Raúl Ruiz as Transmedia Filmmaker
  2. Michael Goddard
  3. pp. 49-68
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  1. Raúl Ruiz, Speculative Bricoleur: Pedagogical and Televisual Ruptures
  2. Alejandra Rodríguez-Remedi
  3. pp. 69-94
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  1. Inter-auteurial Itineraries and the Rekindling of Transnational Art Cinema: Raúl Ruiz and Orson Welles
  2. Catherine L. Benamou
  3. pp. 95-117
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  1. Filming Vienna 1900: The Poetics of Cinema and the Politics of Ornament in Raúl Ruiz’s Klimt
  2. Janet Stewart
  3. pp. 118-144
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  1. Ghosts with Open Wounds: Benjamin’s Photographic Unconscious and Raúl Ruiz’s Spectral Turn
  2. Sabine Doran
  3. pp. 145-158
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  1. Raúl Ruiz’s “Lost” Chilean Film: Memory and Multiplicity in Palomita blanca (1973)
  2. Ignacio López-Vicuña
  3. pp. 159-176
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  1. Raúl Ruiz’s Surrealist Documentary of Return: Le retour d’un amateur de bibliothèques (1983) and Cofralandes (2002)
  2. Andreea Marinescu
  3. pp. 177-196
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  1. Dialogue with Raúl Ruiz, 1970, with Enrique Lihn and Federico Schopf
  2. pp. 197-203
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  1. An Interrupted Dialogue, 1989, with Catherine L. Benamou
  2. pp. 204-226
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  1. Conversation with Raúl Ruiz, 2008, with Andreea Marinescu
  2. pp. 227-244
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 245-246
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  1. Select Filmography
  2. pp. 247-250
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 251-256
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 257-260
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780814341070
MARC Record
OCLC
1014364951
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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