Klaus Kinski, Beast of Cinema : Critical Essays and Fellow Filmmaker Interviews

Klaus Kinski, Beast of Cinema : Critical Essays and Fellow Filmmaker Interviews

Edited by Matthew Edwards

 

With more than 130 films and a career spanning four decades, Klaus Kinski (1926–1991) was one of the most controversial actors of his generation. Known for his wild tantrums on set and his legendary collaborations with auteur Werner Herzog—Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)—Kinski’s intense performances made him the darling of European arthouse and exploitation/horror cinema. A genius in front of the camera, he was capable of lighting up the most risible films. Yet behind his public persona lurked a depraved man who took his art to the darkest extremes.

This first ever collection of essays, Klaus Kinski, Beast of Cinema : Critical Essays and Fellow Filmmaker Interviews, focusing on Kinski examines his work in exploitation and art house films and spaghetti westerns, along with his performances in such cult classics as Doctor Zhivago (1965), Crawlspace (1986), Venus in Furs (1965), The Great Silence (1968), Android (1982) and his only directorial credit, Paganini (1989). More than 50 reviews of Kinski’s films are included, along with exclusive interviews with filmmakers and actors who worked with him.

    • Format : Paperback
    • Condition : New
    • Publisher : McFarland and Company
    • ISBN : 978-07864-98970
    • Copyright : 2016
$39.95Price

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