0 01 2005

Angelopoulos' Ulysses Gaze: Where the Old meets the New

Vangelis Makriyannakis

Abstract


In this essay I will attempt to outline how Angelopoulos deals with the concepts of time and memory through an approach that does not treat the image as a 'given' to be illustrated, but as an open field where questions on perception and representation are asked. This leads me to question the director's insistence on the use of long takes and their apparent function as an attempt to trace meaning in what the director sees as an era of confusion after the collapse of the grand narratives of the Left. Deleuze's concept of the time image comes as one of the useful terms to speak about the film in the attempt to trace its originality.

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