Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room by Geoff Dyer

By Geoff Dyer

From a author whose mastery encompasses fiction, feedback, and the fertile realm among the 2, comes a brand new publication that confirms his popularity for the unexpected.

In Zona, Geoff Dyer makes an attempt to unencumber the mysteries of a movie that has haunted him ever considering that he first observed it thirty years in the past: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, extensively considered as one of many maximum motion pictures of all time. (“Every unmarried frame,” declared Cate Blanchett, “is burned into my retina.”) As Dyer courses us into the quarter of Tarkovsky’s mind's eye, we discover that the movie is simply the access aspect for a notably unique research of the long-lasting questions of existence, religion, and the way to stay.

In a story that offers loose rein to the brilliance of Dyer’s unique voice—acute remark, depression, comedy, lyricism, and low ill-temper—Zona takes us on a superbly unpredictable trip during which we strive to fathom, and become aware of, our inner most wishes.

Zona is without doubt one of the most original books ever written approximately movie, and approximately how art—whether a movie via a Russian director or a ebook by way of one in every of our such a lot proficient modern writers—can form the way in which we see the realm and the way we make our approach via it.

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By Geoff Dyer

From a author whose mastery encompasses fiction, feedback, and the fertile realm among the 2, comes a brand new publication that confirms his popularity for the unexpected.

In Zona, Geoff Dyer makes an attempt to unencumber the mysteries of a movie that has haunted him ever considering that he first observed it thirty years in the past: Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, extensively considered as one of many maximum motion pictures of all time. (“Every unmarried frame,” declared Cate Blanchett, “is burned into my retina.”) As Dyer courses us into the quarter of Tarkovsky’s mind's eye, we discover that the movie is simply the access aspect for a notably unique research of the long-lasting questions of existence, religion, and the way to stay.

In a story that offers loose rein to the brilliance of Dyer’s unique voice—acute remark, depression, comedy, lyricism, and low ill-temper—Zona takes us on a superbly unpredictable trip during which we strive to fathom, and become aware of, our inner most wishes.

Zona is without doubt one of the most original books ever written approximately movie, and approximately how art—whether a movie via a Russian director or a ebook by way of one in every of our such a lot proficient modern writers—can form the way in which we see the realm and the way we make our approach via it.

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338. GOtsch: Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Unmittelbarkeit 23 Die Polaritiit von Perversion und Aufopferung ist sicherlich nicht die gleiche wie die von Perversion und Hysterie, da die Haltung der Aufopferung, wie noch im Zusammenhang mit BREAKING THE WAVES zu zeigen ist, schlieBlich bereit ist, auch die perversen Vorstellungen zu erfilllen, wiihrend die Hysterie als Zweifel an der Erfilllbarkeit einer selbstgewissen Begierde, wie sie in der Perversion in extremer Form zum Ausdruck kommt, die Perversion gerade unterlauft.

14 In den genannten Filmen stellen Aufopferung und Perversion zwei gegensiitzliche Strategien dar, das Nicht-Verstehen und die Kluft zu dem Anderen zu uberwinden. Wiihrend die Aufopferung sich ganz in den Dienst des Anderen stellt, tritt die Perversion mit dem Anspruch auf, durch ein die konventionellen Grenzen uberschreitendes Ausleben von Sexualitat unmittelbare Erfiillung zu finden oder auch zu bieten und dabei jeden Rest an Phantasie, Illusion oder Schein - an einer Offenheit also, in der sich ein Zl>gern, ein Zweifel, eine Unbestimmtheit oder eine Reflexion einstellen kl>nnte - durch den Akt der Realisierung auszull>schen.

V. Ernst Behler unter Mitwirkung von Jean-Jacques Anstett und Hans Eichner, MUnchen, Paderbom, Wien 1969, S. 309534, hier: S. 353. ,,40 Und weiter heiJ3t es: ,,[Djie Pointe von DOGMA 95 liegt gerade darin, dafJ sein Ziel kein Dokumentarismus ist - was die Methode eher konventionell als innovativ erscheinen liefJe -, sondern dafJ es aufgrund der Dialektik zwischen Fiktion und Wahrheitssuche eine Herausforderung fiir den Spielfilm darstellt. ,,41 Gewiss lassen sich ahnliche Verfahrensweisen wie die DOGMA-Regeln auch schon in frliheren Filmen tinden, so beispielsweise in den Filmen John Cassavetes' oder in Woody Aliens EHEMANNER UND EHEFRAUEN (HUSBANDS AND WIVES, 1992).

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