Fragments of existence: a study about the reflexivity in The Long Holiday, Johan Van Der Keuken

by Brugnaro, Amabile Cristina

Abstract (Summary)
The documentary work of Johan Van Der, Dutch photographer and film producer , is an object of study in this master degree assignment focused mainly on his last movie: ?The Long Holiday? that deals with the human sensitivity to death and dying. In this summary, about the significance between the image and sound which are crucial for reflexivity, we tried to highlight the work of this contemporary and brilliant documentary practitioner who not only depicted the ?Beauty? so splendidly through his trips records but also placed us inside his sorrow which he determined as ?fragments of his own existence.?Résumé: Le documentaire du photographe et cinéaste Johan Van Der Keuken est l'objet d'étude de cette dissertation de maîtrise, surtout son dernier film ?V acances Prolongées?, qui montre la sensibilité humaine devant la mort. Cette synthèse montre la signification entre l'image et le son, des éléments essentiels pour les remarques d'une réflexion; on a essayé de mettre en relief le travail de ce cinéaste contemporain qui a bien su exprimer le Beau à travers les notes et les enregistrements de ses voyages; en nous faisant participer de son angoisse devant les images appellées par lui les ?fragments de son existence?
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Marcius Cesar Soares Freire; Marcius Cesar Soares Freire [Orientador]; Rosana de Lima Soares; Roberto Berton de Angelo

School:Universidade Estadual de Campinas

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:Documentary films Subjectivity Death


Date of Publication:08/30/2005

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