'Les cercles du temps': Peter Watkins, August Strindberg et la crise de la répresentation bio-historique conventionelle

Translated title of the contribution: Circles of time: Peter Watkins, August Strindberg and the challenge to historical representation

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Abstract

Following the critical success of Peter Watkins’ Edvard Munch (NRK/ SR, 1973), a biographical film which examined the life and work of the famous Norwegian expressionist painter, the Swedish Film Institute picked up on Watkins’ prior interest in the subject and in November 1978 approached the director with a view to developing a similar project based upon the life of August Strindberg, the Swedish playwright who had actually appeared as a character in the Munch film.

Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationL'insurrection médiatique: Médias, histoire et documentaire dans le cinéma de Peter Watkins
EditorsS. Denis, J. Bertin-Maghit
PublisherPresses universitaires de Bordeaux
ISBN (Print)9782867816284
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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Keywords

  • film and media
  • August Strindberg
  • historical representation
  • Edvard Munch
  • Peter Watkins

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Cook, J. R. (2010). 'Les cercles du temps': Peter Watkins, August Strindberg et la crise de la répresentation bio-historique conventionelle. In S. Denis, & J. Bertin-Maghit (Eds.), L'insurrection médiatique: Médias, histoire et documentaire dans le cinéma de Peter Watkins Presses universitaires de Bordeaux.