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Cinematography

Cinematography

Authors:
Linda van Deursen, Marietta de Vries, Amsterdam

Design:
Mevis & van Deursen, Amsterdam

Printing:
robstolk, Amsterdam

Publisher:
JRP | Ringier Kunstverlag AG, Zürich

ISBN:
978-3-03764-341-9

 

From 1963 to 2003, Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller participated in more than 70 films, working with, among others, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Peter Bogdanovich and Lars von Trier. Numerous stills from 14 works are arranged here into various thematic but untitled chapters in a substantial volume with a softcover and flaps. Each chapter begins with an empty black page on the right and a white page on the left, followed by two to six stills per page, generally from one film or scene. They appear in two standard sizes and are arranged on a strict grid ; brief descriptive comments by the authors appear below most, but not all, of the images. While the layout is reminiscent of a photonovel, the relationship between image and text is rather peculiar. The closest comparison might be to a film with voice-over that has now been convincingly turned into a book. Thanks to generous use of white space, there is a surprisingly light feel to the contents. The cover design is audacious.

Videos: Körner Union & Maximage, Lausanne / Zürich
Jury reviews: Tan Wälchli, Berlin/Zürich

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