The Utopia of Film
Authored by Christopher Pavsek, this book situates the films of Jean-Luc Godard, Kidlat Tahimik, and Alexander Kluge within debates over social revolution, utopian ideals, and the unrealized potential of utopian thought and action. Kluge has long promoted cinema's relationship with the goals of human emancipation, while Godard and Tahimik both believe in cinema's ability to bring about a 'redeemed world'. This book shows the strengths, weaknesses, and undeniable impact of their utopian visions on film's political evolution.
Columbia University Press, USA
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 286 pages / BW