By David Weir
In this ebook, David Weir examines Vigo’s cinematic occupation in either the political and the cultural context of the interwar interval in ecu historical past, taking inventory of the ideological upheavals of the Thirties that plunged the continent into the horrors of fascism and conflict. Weir additionally explores Vigo’s dating to different filmmakers of the interval, akin to Luis Buñuel, Jean Renoir, and Marcel Carné—all of whom, like Vigo, variety around the leftist spectrum of the interwar years. in any case, Weir argues that, while L’Atalante and the opposite motion pictures were usually restored to whatever like their unique , extra paintings should be performed to revive the unique ideological which means of these films.
"Decades prior to his time, the movie artist Jean Vigo used to be a one-man nouvelle imprecise. He was once additionally a visionary who grasped cinema’s capability for embodying his political ideas—as validated through David Weir in his acute and targeted appreciation of Vigo’s multi-faceted oeuvre, the simplest such to seem in English." — J. Hoberman, writer of movie After Film
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