Author Archive for: ‘William S. Allen’

The Cracks in the Surface of Things: On Béla Tarr, Rancière, and Adorno

Two major studies of Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr have been published in English recently, and both are impressively comprehensive, so rather than repeating their work I will take a more focused approach here by working through the key film in Tarr’s œuvre, Damnation. Central to my reading is the relation between the aesthetics and the narrative of the film, which, …

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