Film scholars’ book on Christopher Nolan rendered into Persian
Publish Date : Saturday 7 July 2018 - 18:36
IBNA- The book ‘Christopher Nolan: A Labyrinth of Linkages’ by American Film scholars David Bordwell and Kristin Thompson has been rendered into Persian and released in Iran.
According to IBNA
correspondent, David Bordwell
is a leading film theorist and film historian whose translated works into Persian such as ‘Film Art: An Introduction’, Narration in the Fiction Film’ and ‘Making Meaning: Inference and Rhetoric in the Interpretation of Cinema
’ have been very influential in Iranian film studies and criticism.
‘Christopher Nolan: A Labyrinth of Linkages’
is one of his recent works which has been translated into Persian by Ehsan Chadgani and printed by Parseh Agency of Translation and Publishing.
Bordwell who has authored this book with his wife and longtime collaborator Kristin Thompson writes on the book: “Christopher Nolan is widely considered one of the most accomplished living filmmakers.
‘The Dark Knight’, ‘Inception’, and many other of his films rank high in moviegoers’ esteem. This book traces out some of his contributions to modern American cinema—particularly his unique experiments in narrative form.
More generally, his career offers us an occasion to think through some issues about creativity and originality in modern Hollywood. How innovative can filmmakers be without losing the audience? How to combine complexity with clarity? Nolan’s career offers some solutions to these questions.
‘Christopher Nolan: A Labyrinth of Linkages’ is derived from several popular entries on the blog, Observations on Film Art. The book recasts these entries and integrates them into a continuous argument, while adding illustrations and new material written especially for the book.”
The result analyzes some of Nolan’s most challenging movies, including ‘Following’, ‘Memento’, ‘The Prestige’, and ‘Inception’. It gauges his command of editing and scene construction, and it goes on to consider his innovations in cinematic storytelling.
Parseh Agency of Translation and Publishing by David Bordwell with Kristin Thompson in 172 pages and 500 copies.