Perhaps the twelve-volume *The Griffith Project* edited by Paolo Cherchi
Usai could be a serious candidate?

Christian

2012/5/19 Jonathan Walley <wall...@denison.edu>

> David Bordwell's book on Ozu is a towering achievement. And it's available
> for free pdf download here:
>
> https://www.cjspubs.lsa.umich.edu/electronic/facultyseries/list/series/ozu.php
>
> In a very different way, Bazin's book on Renoir. "The French Renoir"
> (Chapter 5) is perhaps the best, most complete, and most sophisticated
> statement of Bazin's aesthetic. Some of its passages are pure poetry, too.
>
> Not so many books on avant-garde/experimental filmmakers come to mind.
> Lots of essay collections dedicated to a single filmmaker (e.g. the recent
> book on Ken Jacobs), but fewer sustained, book-length efforts. Several on
> Warhol, of course, but it's practically impossible to cover his total body
> of film work. JJ Murphy's recent THE BLACK HOLE OF THE CAMERA comes
> closest, and I highly recommend it.
>
> Jonathan
>
> Jonathan Walley
> Associate Professor of Cinema
> Denison University
>
>
> On May 18, 2012, at 9:50 PM, John MacKay wrote:
>
>
> On May 18, 2012, at 9:43 PM, Gene Youngblood wrote:
>
>   I’m sure you filled in the missing word, but it bugs me to leave it
> uncorrected:
>
> Friends,
> What would you cite as the most detailed and comprehensive analysis ever
> written about the form and content of one filmmaker’s *total *body of
> work?
>
>
> Not sure: Charlie Musser's BEFORE THE NICKELODEON (on Porter)? Tom
> Gunning's FILMS OF FRITZ LANG? Interesting question….
>
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