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Terence Davies

Michael Koresky


Called the most important British filmmaker of his generation, Terence Davies made his reputation with modern classics like Distant Voices, Still Lives, and The Long Day Closes, personal works exploring his fractured childhood in Liverpool. His idiosyncratic and unorthodox narrative films defy easy categorization; though they would seem to exist within the realms of realism and personal memory cinema, the films lay bare the director's personal pain in a daringly abstract way. The book explores the unique emotional tenor of Davies' work by focusing on four paradoxes within the director's oeuvre ... More

Keywords: British filmmaker, Terence Davies, realism, personal memory cinema, film director, identity, homosexuality, sexual orientation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038617
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038617.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Koresky, author

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