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Jane Campion's The Piano

Jane Campion's The Piano

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Harriet Margolis, Claudia Gorbman, Ann Hardy, John Izod, Leonie Pihama, Stephen Crofts
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  • Date Published: October 1999
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521597210

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  • Jane Campion's The Piano is one of the most unusual love stories in the history of cinema. This volume examines the film from a variety of critical perspectives. In six essays, specially commissioned for this project, an international team of scholars examine topics such as the controversial representation of the Maori, the use of music in the film, the portrayal of the mother-daughter relationship, and the significance of the film in terms of international cinema, the culture of New Zealand, and the work of Jane Campion.

    • Comprehensive introduction to the film
    • International perspective of contributors includes writing from European, American, and New Zealand vantage points.
    • Clearly and plainly written
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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 1999
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521597210
    • length: 224 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: 'A Strange Heritage': from colonisation to transformation? Harriet Margolis
    1. Music in The Piano Claudia Gorbman
    2. The last patriarch Ann Hardy
    3. The Piano, the animus, and colonial experience John Izod
    4. Ebony and ivory: constructions of Maori in The Piano Leonie Pihama
    5. Foreign tunes? Gender and nationality in four countries' reception of The Piano Stephen Crofts.

  • Author

    Jane Campion


    Harriet Margolis, Victoria University of Wellington


    Harriet Margolis, Claudia Gorbman, Ann Hardy, John Izod, Leonie Pihama, Stephen Crofts

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