‘The Hinge of a Metaphor’ (Vanguard Editions, 2023)
Victoria Best / David Collard / Dan Dalton / Andrew Gallix / Jonathan Gibbs / Susana Medina / Mathilde Merouani / Rachael de Moravia / Dan O’Brien / Christian Patracchini / Imogen Reid / Richard Skinner / Matthew Turner / Owen Vince / Tony White / Eley Williams
A unique collection of essays on the world of Cinema, its films, actors and directors, by a spectacular array of poets, playwrights, essayists, interdisciplinary writers, novelists and academics. Includes new, exclusive work on subjects as diverse as fairy tale animation and toxic parenting in Coraline, Hitchcock’s The Trouble with Harry, Panos Cosmatos’ Beyond the Black Rainbow, Olivier Assayas’ Après mai, Hal Hartley’s Amateur, Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire, Felix van Groeningen’s The Broken Circle Breakdown, navigating neurodegeneration through Michel Gondry’s Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Amadeus as both play & film, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Once Upon a Time in Anatolia, Psycho & hypnosis, Eisenstein’s ‘montage of attractions’, the idea of ‘home’ in Antonioni’s The Passenger, the mirrors of Jean-Daniel Pollet, Croatian filmmaker Ivan Martinac, Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio.
Keywords: film criticism, creative journalism, comparative essay, memoir, intertextuality
‘Really enjoying this collection of personal essays on cinema by Richard Skinner's Vanguard Editions. A great reminder in the streaming world of hyper-marketised film that Cinema can be great art, and how that can impact our lives.’
— David Savill, author of They Are Trying To Break Your Heart
The first 50 orders of The Hinge of a Metaphor will also receive a complimentary copy of contributor Owen Vince’s salacious and hilarious pamphlet about Ben Affleck entitled, ‘“Ben" or An Incomplete Biography’.
pp.145 / £12 incl. UK p&p (please add £10.50 for Europe / £13 for the rest of the world)
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