Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ciné journal (table of contents)

Ciné journal ("Cinema diary") is Serge Daney's third book. Here's Daney's text from the back cover:

To make a good cinema diary, one needs two things: a diary attending to cinema, and cinema in such a state that it creates a desire to keep a diary.

This diary was Libération between 1981 and 1986, the years when cinema was found to be in crisis.  The more we recognise cinema as "the art of the twentieth century," the more we have doubts about its future.  At the same time, the more we doubt about the chances of the image in an era dominated by the dogmas of communication, the more we know cinema to be our most precious good, our only Arianne's thread.

A film critic would rapidly become a moralising dinosaur or a museum guardian if he didn't, once in a while, get out of his den. As if he had to work on the cinema-criticism of a world that had less of a need for cinema. 

This is why, this cinema diary brings together, day in day out, articles published in Libération.  Film reviews, old and new, editorials, reports on current events or travel writing. Travels to the end of the world or travels inside the image, or on television, with its symbols and effigies. 

Let the cinema be travelled.   

Table of contents

Letter to Serge Daney: Optimism, Pessimism, and Travel - Gilles Deleuze


Implausible Truth - Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang)
I, Christine F., 13, Junkie, Prostitute… (Ulrich Edel)
Mr Arkaddin, The Embarrassing Genius
A ritual of disappearance (Giscard)
A ritual of appearance (Mitterand)
Tennis: Balls so Heavily Loaded
Man of Iron (Wajda)
The Death of Glauber Rocha
The Woman Next Door (François Truffaut)
Circle of Deceit (Volker Schlölondorff)
The (Too) Long March of African Cinema
Off Mogadiscio
Coup de Torchon (Bertrand Tavernier)
The Thread (Jean Eustache)
Stalker (Andrei Tarkovsky)
Tarkovsky: The Other Zone
Syberberg in Wagner's Head
Like old couples, cinema and TV have wound up looking alike  
The Colour of Pomegranates (Sergei Parajanov)
I Was Born in Calcutta (Satyajit Ray at Home)
Too Early, Too Late (Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet)
The Way South (Johan Van der Keuken)
The best (Xie Jin)
Guy de Maupassant (Michel Drach)
Petit baggage pour Passion (Jean-Luc Godard)
Mourrir à 30 ans (Romain Goupil)
Ciné-bilan de 68
Le Choc (with Alain Delon)
Veronika Voss (Reiner Werner Fassbinder)
Spring Rolls
North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock)
White Dog (Samuel Fuller)
Samson and Delilah (Cecil Blount DeMille)
One from the Heart (Francis Ford Coppola)
The State of Things (Wim Wenders)
The Night of San Lorenzo (Paolo and Vittorio Taviani)
Toute un nuit (Chantal Akerman)
Tati, chef (the death of Jacques Tati)
Identification of a Woman (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Vengeance is mine (Shōhei Imamura)
Spielberg: E.T.
Japanese Comics: Sake for Children
L'enfant secret (Philippe Garrel)
Moscow: a tour of the cabinet
Moscow: a tour in the box
Impromptu Bergman
Edith, Marcel and Lelouch
Resnais et l'"écriture du désastre"
Ana (Antonio Reis and Margarida Cordeiro)
Ludwig (Luchino Visconti)
The Death of Buñuel
André Bazin
Fanny and Alexander (Ingmar Bergman)
Poussière d'Empire (Lâm-Lé)
Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer)
Waiter! (Claude Sautet)
Miss Oyu (Kenji Mizoguchi)
Floating Clouds (Mikio Naruse)
Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock)
Rumble Fish (Francis Ford Coppola)
A mort l'arbitre (Jean-Pierre Mocky)
City of Pirates (Raoul Ruiz)
Vertigo - Sueurs froides (Alfred Hitchcock)
Les morfalous (with Jean-Paul Belmondo)
Cannes 1984:
The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock)
El (Luis Buñuel)
The Small Sentence (Youssef Chahine shoots Adieu Bonaparte)
Olympic games 1984:
Full Moon in Paris (Eric Rohmer)
Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders)
The Straubs
Broadway Danny Rose (Woody Allen)
Love on the Ground (Jacques Rivette)
1984 (Michael Radford)
Bayan-ko (Lino Brocka)
Kurosawa in Winter (the shooting of Ran)
The Scorsese affair and the new wave: every image for itself
Les Rois du gag (Claude Zidi)
Staline (Jean Aurel)
Godard, pie in the face at the press conference
No man's land (Alain Tanner)
Our Marriage Really Holds Up (Valeria Sarmiento)
Ran (Akira Kurosawa)
Welles, the love of cinema (the death of Orson Welles)
When Father Was Away on Business (Emir Kusturica)
Que demande le clip?
La Tentation d'Isabelle (Jacques Doillon)
Year of the Dragon (Michael Cimino)
Vagabond (Agnès Varda)

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