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The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz
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The Cinema of Raúl Ruiz: Impossible Cartographies

Michael Goddard

Abstract

Raúl Ruiz, while considered one of the world's most significant filmmakers by several film critics, is yet to be the subject of any thorough engagement with his work. This book sets out on this task by mapping, as fully as possible, Ruiz's cinematic trajectory across more than five decades of prolific work, up to his death in 2011; ranging from his earliest work in Chile to high-budget “European” costume dramas culminating in Mysteries of Lisbon (2010). It does so by treating Ruiz's work—with its surrealist, magic realist, popular cultural, and neo-Baroque sources—as a type of “impossible” cin ... More

Keywords: Raúl Ruiz, filmmaker, costume dramas, cinematic images, technical media

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167314
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167314.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Goddard, author