By Justin Bozung,Norman Mailer

The Cinema of Norman Mailer: movie is Like Death not just examines the enfant terrible writer's innovations on cinema, but in addition gains interviews with Norman Mailer himself. The Cinema of Norman Mailer additionally explores Mailer's cinema via formerly released and newly commissioned essays written by way of an array of movie and literary students, fanatics, and people with a private, philosophical connection to Mailer. This quantity discusses the nationwide booklet Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and filmmaker's six motion pictures created throughout the years of 1947 and 1987, and contends to teach how Mailer's motion pictures could be most sensible learn as cinematic delineations that visually signify a few of the writer's metaphysical and ontological matters and concepts that seem in his texts from the Fifties until eventually his passing in 2007. through re-examining Mailer's cinema via those new views, one could be presented not only a deeper knowing of Mailer's wish to make movies, but additionally discover a new, replacement imaginative and prescient of Mailer himself. Norman Mailer used to be not only a author, yet extra: he used to be probably the most influential Postmodern artists of the 20th century with deep roots within the cinema. He allowed the cinema not to purely effect his aesthetic method, yet sanctioned it as his easiest-crafted analogy for exploring sociological mind's eye in his writing. Mailer as soon as urged, "Film is legitimately extra attention-grabbing than books..." and with that during brain, readers of Norman Mailer may possibly start to reconsider his oeuvre throughout the viewfinder of the movie medium, as he used to be both as captivated with operating inside cinema as he used to be approximately literature itself.

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